Official “Taxman” video Friday
The official video for The Beatles’ “Taxman,” directed by Danny Sangra premieres Friday on YouTube.
The track was recorded across three Studio Two sessions in April and May, 1966. One of three songs on the album by George, in “Taxman” he expresses his frustration with the UK’s ‘super-rich’ tax rate at the time (90%), with a vocal wink to the “Batman” TV theme song.
When George Harrison resurrected the song for his concerts in Japan in 1991 and at the Royal Albert Hall in 1992, the names “Mr Wilson” and “Mr Heath” (U.K. Prime Ministers in the sixties) were substituted by “Boris Jeltsin” and “Mr Bush”.
While you are waiting for The Beatles’ music video, here is a professionally filmed concert video of George with Eric Clapton and his band performing “Taxman” in 1991.