It was a good day for Paul today.

First he made an appearance before Capitol Records executives at the Beverly Hills Hilton, where he delivered the potentially awkward news that Beatle records would from now on appear on the Apple label, with Capitol demoted to mere distributors. Paul gave a short speech, and then a promotional film was shown:

It must have been a great relief for the audience to hear a snippet of “Blackbird” and know that there was new Beatle product in the pipeline. At this point it had already been over a year since Sgt. Pepper, a very long time indeed in the context of the time. Continue reading »