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Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron

Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron

Paul McCartney demonstrates the Mellotron
October 27
12:20 2022

What do ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ by The Beatles, ‘Sitting by the Riverside’ by The Kinks, and ‘200 Lightyears From Home’ by The Rolling Stones all have in common? As well as the fact they were all released at the height of the psychedelic era, each utilises an instrument that completely revolutionised the music industry: the Mellotron. Pioneered by The Beatles, this remarkable piece of kit is responsible for the mellow flute sound on ‘Strawberry Fields’, the opening guitar line on ‘Bungalow Bill’ and the portmanteau glides on ‘Here Comes The Sun’. In this footage, Paul McCartney himself demonstrates the instrument.

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Martin Nethercutt

Martin Nethercutt

Martin A Nethercutt is a writer, singer, producer and loves music. Creative Director at McCartney Studios Editor-in-Chief at McCartney Times Creator-in-Chief at Geist Musik President (title) at McCartney Multimedia, Inc. Went to Albert-Schweitzer-Schule Kassel Lives in Playa del Rey From Kassel, Germany Married to Ruth McCartney

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