It’s the next best thing to be … (“Free As a Bird” — The Beatles in 1995)

On Dec. 30, 1995, The Beatles’ “Free As a Bird” debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #10. It would peak at #6 the following week. The single was released to promote The Beatles Anthology documentary and Anthology 1, the first of three compilation albums, featuring demos, alternative takes and other rarities.

“Free As a Bird” had been a demo track John Lennon recorded in 1977. George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr added supporting vocals and instrumentation to create a “new” Beatles song. It became the 34th Top Ten hit for the band and gave the Beatles at least one Top 40 single in four different decades (from the 1960s to the 1990s).

The music video, produced by Vincent Joliet and directed by Joe Pytka, contains numerous references to lyrics from Beatles songs and other Beatles trivia. How many do you spot?

[The answers and complete frame-by-frame analysis for each clue can be found on several websites. I happen to like this one:]

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