Hitting theaters today is Ron Howard's eagerly awaited Beatles documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years. The film will begin streaming on Saturday (September 17th) for Hulu subscribers. Eight Arms To Hold You, which features rare and exclusive footage, is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison.
The press release for the film states: " The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of the Beatles' career -- 1962-1966 -- the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, 'The Beatles.' It will explore their inner workings -- how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together -- all the while, exploring the Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles' journey in the days of the Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966."
- Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Ron Howard answered fans questions yesterday (September 14th) on Facebook and spoke about the Beatles life on the road and beyond. Paul McCartney admitted that the "Fab Four" were too busy working to fully understand their social importance: "Back then, y'know, I don't think it was like, pinch yourself -- you're in the Beatles. It was just like, 'We're in the Beatles, we're going here no this afternoon and you've got to go up and play Edinborough or something.' You just did it and you weren't aware of any significance. It was just a band -- you were just guys in a band. Now, so much time's gone by and it's kind of in the history books my kids bring home. Now, I have to pinch myself."
- Ringo Starr said that workload was doable because everything was so new and exciting for the group: "We loved it, and it was busy. We made a record, we played a live gig, we did a photo shoot -- and then we had lunch. (Laughter) And then we started the afternoon. I mean, it was busy -- but it was great, we were doin' something!"