I’m off by one day, but I thought I’d still celebrate the 70th birthday of John Lennon with a couple of his best songs as depicted in “Yellow Submarine.” For starters, the highly underrated “Hey Bulldog”

[UPDATE: If this segment isn’t familiar to you — it wasn’t to me — that’s because, according to Wikipedia, it was cut from the original American theatrical release and only restored in 1999 re-release.]

A lot of people used to make fun of the deliberate naivete of this classic tune, but it just gets more moving every year. I think its appropriate that this contains subtitles in “the language of love.”

After the flip…as far as I know, they never played in movie theaters, but I’ve got what I think are cinematically definitive versions of both of these classic Lennon/Beatles tunes.