The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

A great review.


Everyone knows The Beatles. Whether you like their songs or not, it can’t be denied that this was a revolutionary time in rock music, and that the story of these young lads who became cultural icons is fascinating. There have been very few successful films about the group, however, as there’s no way that the entire story of The Beatles could be told in under two hours. Now, director Ron Howard makes a good attempt by focusing on one microcosm of this history – the band’s touring years – following them from grainy footage of the Cavern Club in Liverpool in 1962, to the phenomenon of their immense US tour in 1965-66.

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2 thoughts on “The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years

  1. There only was one of this nature, “The Compleat Beatles” (spelt correctly), narrated by Malcolm McDowall in 1982, before the mighty “Anthology” in 1994, lasting 11+ hours.
    Beatles film footage is protected so permission is required. Only snips are allowed.
    I think the Anthology said it all really, but this was made for today’s generation.
    I still thought it was very good though.

    1. Me too. I was surprised at how good it was. I’ve seen so much about the Beatles that there’s nothing new, but it was put together well and the sound made it.

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