Even if you think you know everything there is to know about The Beatles, a new documentary to hit cinema’s soon is bound to have something that you haven’t seen or heard yet. From legendary director Ron Howard comes Eight Days A Week.
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years (1962-1966) puts a focus on a specific part of the band’s career, but it will also explore how Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr all came together to form the band that still amasses new fans all the time.
The documentary starts with the Beatles concerts at Liverpool’s iconic Cavern Club and runs all the way through their concert at San Francisco Candlestick Park back in August 1966, which was their last commercial concert, and marked the end of a four-year period dominated by almost nonstop touring that included over 1,400 concert appearances internationally.
Though four years doesn’t feel like a long time to cover in the band’s rich history, a lot happened during those years to provide insight into their profile, performances, and just the way they operated as a band.
What makes this infinitely better than any other Beatles documentary you might have seen in the past is that it was made with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as George Harrison and John Lennon’s surviving widows, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison. That means there’s lots of unseen footage, photos, and details that has never been made available to fans before.
The film also includes a fully restored and remastered 30-minute performance at the Shea Stadium, New York, which at the time was the biggest stadium concert ever staged at that time (1965), which was attended by over 55,000 people.
Eight Days A Week hits the cinemas on September 15th, but for now you can watch the trailer below.