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George Harrison Said The Beatles Made Music Videos Because There Was ‘Too Much Mania’ and It Was Cheaper Than Going on ‘Top of the Pops’

George Harrison said The Beatles made music videos because there was “too much mania.” Plus, it was cheaper than going on shows like the BBC’s Top of the Pops. It was a simple, cost-effective, and convenient decision for the group, not a creative one.

The Beatles during their last performance on BBC's 'Top of the Pops' in 1966.
The Beatles on ‘Top of the Pops’ | Mark and Colleen Hayward/Redferns

George Harrison said The Beatles made music videos because there was ‘too much mania’

By 1966, The Beatles were worn out, mentally and physically, from touring the world virtually non-stop since becoming famous. It had exhausted them, made them paranoid of assassination, and bored them. Beatlemania was in full swing, and they wanted out.

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