An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.
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 Themselves (archive footage) (8 episodes, 1995-1996)
Neil Aspinall ...
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Derek Taylor ...
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Mal Evans ...
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Cynthia Lennon ...
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 Herself (archive footage) (4 episodes, 1995-1996)
Brian Epstein ...
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Maureen Starkey ...
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 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Princess Margaret ...
 Helself / ... (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995-1996)
Wilfrid Brambell ...
 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Himself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1995)
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 Herself (archive footage) (2 episodes, 1996)
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This series is a documentary on the life and times of the Beatles. It features clips from many of their songs as well as in-depth descriptions of their songs, tours, and lives. Written by Marc A. Frigon

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Trivia

The two new songs, "Free As A Bird" and "Real Love", were originally John Lennon demos. The three surviving Beatles added instrumentation to the demos and released the songs as singles in conjunction with the release of the special. In addition, John hadn't filled in the middle eight section of the demo for "Free As A Bird", so the surviving Beatles wrote a new section for that, which, according to Paul, was one of the reasons for choosing the song. It allowed them some input. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: [on The Beatles' second visit to Shea Stadium] Yeah, okay I don't remember ever going there twice...
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References Opportunity Knocks (1956) See more »

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Any Time At All
Written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Performed by The Beatles
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The Center of the Music Universe, 1962-1970
14 August 1999 | by (Cincinnati, Ohio) – See all my reviews

The Beatles were the center of the Pop Music universe for the eight years they were actively recording, an anchor from which all other 60's music radiates. If you are interested in how the best 14 albums ever made came to be, you have to see the whole thing.

The story is told in the words of the Beatles themselves, and a couple others like George Martin and Neil Aspinall (their chief roadie). Along with footage from concerts and their movies, it's several interviews editted together, but you never hear the interviewers, you only hear Paul or George or Ringo or John's response to the question, and it comes together into a seamless history of the greatest band Rock and Roll ever knew.


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