Is Paul McCartney backing Joe Biden? Beatles song Good Day Sunshine is played in DNC montage despite eye-watering cost of licensing the band’s catalog

The Beatles song Good Day Sunshine rang out at the Democratic National Convention last night, sparking speculation that its writer Paul McCartney gave the party his blessing to use the band’s notoriously expensive music. 

The 1966 track played over a montage of Jill Biden going for a run, on the night her husband Joe was formally crowned as the Democratic nominee for president. 

Viewers remarked that the DNC would have had to spend ‘half its budget’ to license the song – unless McCartney gave it away for free. 

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