The Pre-Fab Four

Below we have an out­take from one of the ear­li­est rock mock­u­men­taries, which paved the way for the ven­er­a­ble This is Spinal Tap. Co-pro­duced by Eric Idle (Mon­ty Python) and Lorne Michaels (Sat­ur­day Night Live), “All You Need is Cash” traced the career of “The Rut­les,” whose resem­blance to The Bea­t­les was “pure­ly – and satir­i­cal­ly – inten­tion­al.” The show aired in 1978 and scored low rat­ings, though some fans still defend it.

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