Being For the Benefit of Mr Kite! – A Mini Documentary
Posted on December 24, 2016
Here’s a little holiday listening enjoyment for you.
Australia’s Radio National station (RN – part of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation) has just aired a great little documentary about the John Lennon song ‘Being for the Benefit of Mr Kite!‘. It is part of their PocketDocs series.
You can listen to it here, or download it to your desktop to listen to later.
Being for the benefit of Mr. Kite!
Friday 23 December 2016
IMAGE: LENNON WITH MR KITE POSTER
Next year will be the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' masterpiece album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Of all the iconic songs it boasts, one of the most haunting and evocative has the most incredible story behind it.
Writer and Beatles tragic Sunil Badami went on the trail of the fascinating and talented people (and horses) who have been immortalised in the song. He unearths a connection closer to home than he could have ever imagined.
IMAGE: MR PABLO FANQUE AND HIS TRAINED STEED
IMAGE: THE 1843 POSTER WHICH INSPIRED THE SONG
Producer Sunil Badami
Supervising Producer Claudia Taranto
Sound Engineer Mark Don