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Old May 07, 2012, 10:53 AM   #1
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I don't know how many Beatlelinkers watch Mad Men. I think it is one of the best shows on tv. It started out in 1960 four years ago and now is taking place in 1966. Last night Don Draper, the lead character, mentioned that he was 'out of the loop' as far a new music goes. His younger wife pulled out a copy of 'Revolver' and told him to listen to it. The show ended with about five minutes of 'Tomorrow Never Knows' playing. There have been Beatles mentions in the past, such as Don taking his young daughter to Shea Stadium to see the Fabs.
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Other than a specific character that most breathing males on the planet lust after, I'm not really into Mad Men. But the wife is completely addicted, so by default I've seen a lot of it here and there. She recently got into it, and basically watched the first several seasons through Netflix in like a week. I noticed it was going through the early 60s, so I told her to let me know when The Beatles hit NY and Ed Sullivan, I figured that would be worth watching. But it never happened. I can't possibly imagine how they could leave that out. She did remember the Shea thing in 1965, but there was nothing about them breaking America in 1964. Did they just totally blow that off or did we miss it?
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The show is great. I did catch an error though. His wife suggested he listen ro Tomorrow Never Knows. Don clearly drops the needle on the first song of the side. I have my suspicions that getting permission to use the original recording of a Beatles song must cost a fortune since you so rarely see Beatles songs on tv or movie soundtracks.
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There was a recent flashback where Don was driving in the car w his new wife and was whistling I Want to Hold Your Hand. His wife commented that she thought he didn't care for the song. He shrugged and said he'd had a change of heart.
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The show is great. I did catch an error though. His wife suggested he listen ro Tomorrow Never Knows. Don clearly drops the needle on the first song of the side. I have my suspicions that getting permission to use the original recording of a Beatles song must cost a fortune since you so rarely see Beatles songs on tv or movie soundtracks.
Got home, and of course the wife was deep into the episode. I watched this part closely, and I would say he puts the needle near the end of the record, not the beginning. And when he pulls the needle off in the middle of the song, it's definitely near the end.

Another article about this just got posted, and I think it said the guess was that it cost 250K to get the song.
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Whoops, I watched back on On Demand and he did appear to start it in the right place. And it was a Capitol rainbow copy. I like to watch Mad Men to try and find inconsistancies or timeline errors. The eye for detail by the producers of that show really is amazing.
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nothing about them breaking America in 1964. Did they just totally blow that off or did we miss it?
I've been a Mad Men adherent since Episode 1. One of the seasons ended with the JFK assassination, and then the next season began in the middle of '64... if memory serves. I believe the first Beatles mention was when Don told his secretary to buy some of of their 45s for his daughter's birthday (or Christmas, not sure). Then the Shea thing.

Earlier this season, Don and Harry were backstage at a Stones concert waiting to talk to Allen Klein about signing the band to do a commercial for Heinz Beans!
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