Riding the multiculti wave

‘Dirty Enoch Powell said to the immigrants, immigrants you better get back to your commonwealth homes,’ rapped Paul McCartney, as John Lennon and George Harrison twiddled on their guitars and Ringo Starr shuffled along with a swing beat. The Beatles were improvising a song that (unsurprisingly) never saw the light of day, but can be found on youtube as ‘The Commonwealth Song’. Recorded in the spring of the revolutionary year of 1968, bootleg tapes of those sessions include a version of their Number 1 hit ‘Get Back’ that satirically instructs Pakistani immigrants to the UK to ‘get back to where you once belonged’.

h/t Marvin

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