The Beatles Lost Roundup Interview 1964
For 44 years a canister of film had been stored in a damp garage in South London; unopened, unloved and almost thrown away.
But, finally, somebody took a look inside -
It was thought to have been recorded on a tele-
Which makes it all the more remarkable that the fragile film has survived at all.
Now stored safely in a professional archive in Milton Keynes -
With a bit of detective work, using the scribbled label found inside the film can, Mr. Jeffs managed to decipher the names of the two presenters who fronted the interview in 1964.
The faded handwriting was incredibly hard to read, but patience proved successful.
The hosts were Paul Young and Morag Hood -
It was the second time they had featured the Fab Four on their show -
It's a special piece that is so laid-
The tape is the earliest surviving long-
In other words, it is rare. It offers a revealing insight into Paul McCartney and John Lennon's songwriting partnership.
"Sometimes we write them on old pianos or anything that's lying around, guitars and things. Normally we sit down and try and bash one out," explains McCartney.
Lennon says, "Then again, there's no formula. He can come up with one completely finished, but we still say we both wrote it though.
McCartney also mentions the first song he ever composed:
"We wrote funny songs then -