Talk:Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!

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Middle 8[edit]

The "middle eight" what? -- Zoe

8 bars. (there may be a better way to phrase it?) check out the ext link - Pablo Fanque (AKA William Darby) was the first black circus proprietor in Britain?? Who knew?? -- Someone else
Well, if you know so much about the guy, how about writing a page on him? :-/ Lee M
Or to put it a little less sarcastically: this is one of those frustrating little things...every Beatles fan has heard of Pablo Fanque's Circus, but nobody seems to know a damn thing about the man himself.
Oh, and if the Last Night But Three was the Grandest Night of the Season, does that mean they didn't try so hard on the last three nights??? Lee M 03:31, 10 Feb 2004 (UTC)
For what it's worth, "middle eight" is an actual technical term, with a specific meaning. There's a standard song format that's used a lot in pop songs, consisting of four 8-bar sections: verse, verse, something different, verse. The third section is the middle eight. —Paul A
I'd heard of the term before, but it took me quite a while to find out what it actually meant. I've created a page for it now. sheridan

Or bridge [[User:Wetman]

The 'middle 8' is the music break...just before 'the band begins at 10 to six' 22:27, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

The article states that Geoff Emerick was asked to cut up the recording tape into pieces and reassemble to create the feel of the cirus for the middle eight. Having checked out the track to which you may wish to do the same, it is the fade out (last eight if you wish to call it that) where this has happened. If you listen carefully you can hear all manner of noises going on in the backing track. LCS :) 10 June 2007


We usually don't post lyrics as there may be copyright issues. Rob 16:26, 13 January 2006 (UTC)

When i was a kid (15yo?) and first heard this song i could almost visualized the poster they were describing...i was already knowledgable re: 1920, 1930 & late 1800's advertisements. With such statements as: 'A splendid time is guaranteed for all', i could see the writing, the different size and style of fonts... imagine years later, my happy surprize to see it was actually for real and existed in John's home. haa ha. I'm in my 50's now, you do the math. 22:27, 3 January 2007 (UTC)

henry the horse is heroin? wow... thats really stupid Papersith (talk) 17:13, 9 May 2009 (UTC)

I am removing the lyrics as they are a clear copyright NOT repost them. (talk) 17:22, 16 June 2011 (UTC)Tim

Pablo Fanque[edit]

AKA William Derby. Born c1795 English circus owner. Notable for being the first black circus owner in England. For more information see


Just a small note, the line "turn on, tune in, drop out" should be "tune in, turn on, drop out." That's how it's spoken in the cited materials.

Centrisian (talk) 16:53, 3 March 2008 (UTC)

The poster image used in this article and its wording[edit]

I have just spent several months recreating this poster and know for a fact that the poster shown on this page is not the original one (the most obvious giveaway is that it uses Futura - a typeface designed in the 1920s - for the 'Mr. Kite' line. Unfortunately, there is no good, copyright-free version of the original poster available to use online. Although if you wanted to use the version I have created and cite it as a modern reproduction of the original, that would be fine. That picture is available here: ... Also, the text of the poster, as given on this page, has some inaccuracies – mainly punctuation and capitalisation. Having studied a decent enough photo of the original, I believe the wording on my version to be accurate. That text is also on the same page referenced above, under the 'Poster text' tab. My Wikipedia-editing skills are poor unfortunately, but I'd be interested to hear what others think of my suggestions. Pjdiddy (talk) 18:28, 19 October 2012 (UTC)

Use of "primarily"[edit]

I added "primarily" to the statement about John Lennon composing the song. By adding this word, the reader is informed that he did not write all of the song, but he was the primary author. This interpretation is supported by the remainder of the sentence, along with various other sentences within the article, which state that McCartney also participated in the writing.

Someone reverted this addition. I am adding it back. Mister Tog (talk) 12:29, 24 July 2014 (UTC)

erratum Hengler[edit]

> "John Henderson did perform with his wife Agnes, the daughter of circus owner Henry Hengler. " > > > > however, states that Henry was not a circus owner, but his son Frederick Charles Hengler (1820-1887) was! — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 11:42, 30 May 2016 (UTC)