Mad Men pays $250K for Beatles song Tomorrow Never Knows


On Sunday's (May 6) episode of "Mad Men," viewers were treated to a rare instance of a Beatles song -- "tomorrow Never Knows" -- being used as part of the soundtrack of a scripted TV show. At the end of the episode, Don Draper (Jon Hamm) drops the band's 1966 album "Revolver" on his turntable and, on the advice of his young wife, listens to the track -- a trippy LSD-inspired John Lennon-written piece."It was always my feeling that the show lacked a certain authenticity because we never could have an actual master recording of the Beatles performing," creator and show runner Matthew Weiner tells the New York Times. "Not just someone singing their song or a version of their song, but them, doing a song in the show. It always felt to me like a flaw. Because they are the band, probably, of the 20th century."Weiner got his wish, but at a high price....


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