Peter Sellers Reads The Beatles’ “She Loves You” in Four Different Accents

Back in the late 1950s, George Martin recorded two albums with the late, great Peter Sellers. When Martin started working with the Beatles a few years later, he put the actor in touch with the musicians, and they became fast friends. This relationship paved the way for some good comedy. As you might recall, Sellers made a cameo appearance on “The Music of Lennon and McCartney” in 1964, and read A Hard Day’s Night in a way that comically recalls Laurence Olivier’s 1955 performance in Richard III. (Watch the spoof here.) And then, also during the mid 60s, Sellers recorded a comic reading of She Loves You — once in the voice of Dr. Strangelove (above), again with cockney and upper-crusty accents (both right below), and finally with an Irish twist (the last item). The recordings were all released posthumously between 1981 and 1983 on albums no longer in circulation.

Cockney

Upper Crust

Irish

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  1. George Zeed says . . . | February 14, 2012 / 12:12 am

    Who doesn’t love Peter Sellers?! Very fun!

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  3. Robert says . . . | May 23, 2013 / 3:21 am

    Huge omission from the story: Another amazing collaboration between Sellers and The Beatles was a movie with Beatles music on the sound track. The little-known movie “The Magic Christian” included Raquel Welch and Monty Python cast members.

  4. carolemallory says . . . | May 23, 2013 / 9:10 am

    read PICASSO’S GHOST AVAILALE ON AMAZON WRITEN BY ME… THERE IS A CHAPTER ON SELLERS COMPARING HIM TO PICASSO AND PHOTOS OF HIM..

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