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Birth of the Beatles (1979)

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An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

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An account of The Beatles during the Hamburg years, their signing with Brian Epstein and their inevitable rise during the early sixties.

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The excitement of being there when it first happened!

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23 November 1979 (USA)  »

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El nacimiento de los Beatles  »

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John Lennon Paul McCartney Ringo Starr and George Harrison actually wanted this movie to be stopped and never be released. See more »

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When the Beatles are in Hamburg in 1961, George Harrison sings "Don't Bother Me" on stage, the first song he wrote for the group but in actuality Harrison didn't write the song until 1963, and it was included on the Beatles' second album. See more »

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Version of Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle (2005) See more »

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Ask Me Why
Written by John Lennon & Paul McCartney
Performed by Rain (Eddie Lineberry, Chuck Coffey, Bill Connearney, and Steve Wight)
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Good reproduction of the times
20 November 2001 | by (sydney australia) – See all my reviews

This is a rather overlooked film, though one with many good points. It goes through the now familiar story of the development of the Beatles, ending (I think) with the tragic death of Stu Sutcliffe. Unlike the later Backbeat, which, though a good film, was flawed by its 'arthouse' approach, Birth of the Beatles tells the story fairly straightly. I'd imagine that casual fans would be more interested in this then die hard fans. But check it out anyway

  • the performances (particularly that of John Lennon) are very


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