Peter Jackson Has Hand in Beatles Duet

Paul McCartney and his late Beatles songwriting and singing partner John Lennon haven’t sung together in 53 years, but thanks to New Zealand film director Peter Jackson, they got the next best thing recently with a duet of I’ve Got A Feeling at McCartney’s Got Back Tour date at Spokane Arena in Washington. Deadline’s Mike Fleming Jr reports.

“Jackson made the critically acclaimed three-part documentary series Get Back, fuelled by access to 60 hours of unseen footage of what was to be their final moments together as a band,” Fleming Jr writes.

“A bonafide Beatles nut even before he immersed himself in that Fab Four footage, Jackson [separated] Lennon’s vocal track, so that McCartney could sing to it, and cutting together the montage playing on the screens behind McCartney onstage. McCartney credited Jackson’s effort onstage.”

Original article by Mike Fleming Jr, Deadline, April 29, 2022.

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