Academy Award-winning director Ron Howard has been tapped to direct a documentary about
the first part of The Beatles' career - the touring years. The new film, for which
release date has been announced, will be produced with the full cooperation of Paul
McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.
"I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this
astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on
popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated," Ron Howard said in a
press release released today. Howard's documentary is said to focus on The Beatles'
journey from tiny rooms like the Cavern Club in Liverpool to a residency in Hamburg all
the way through to the band's final public performance at Candlestick Park in San
Francisco in 1966.
The as-of-yet untitled film will focus on The Beatles’ journey from the early days of the
Cavern Club in Liverpool and engagements in Hamburg to their last public concert in
Candlestick Park, San Francisco, in 1966.
Producers of the film have set up a website that includes a section asking for fan
submissions. The Submission Page reads, "Were you there? Or were your parents or
grandparents a part of Beatlemania? If you or someone you know has visual or audio
materials that document the Beatles' live tours, we want to hear from you! We are looking
for rare or unusual footage, photographs, and audio recordings, particularly those that
highlight the fan experience – what it was like to be a part of the frenzy."
The Beatles have shared a five-minute video that features material in the band's archive
that will likely be used for the project:
[Published on: 7/16/14]