BECOMING THE BEATLES - SKY ARTS MUSIC DOCUMENTARY FILM

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'Becoming The Beatles

'Old friends and former colleagues of the Beatles recount the compelling early days of the Fab Four, casting new light on the band's formation in working class Liverpool, through to their initial performances in clubs in Hamburg and their first appearances on film. Their first PR Tony Barrow and Sam Leach, one of the first promoters to book the band, are among those discussing the extraordinary rise to fame, along with Gerry Marsden of rival band Gerry and the Pacemakers, their first tour manager Allan Williams and celebrity fans including Len Goodman and Tony Booth.  (51:51)

The DVD format includes the following two exclusive bonus features:

‘Discovering Lennon’
From executive producer Dominic Saville, “Discovering Lennon” is a documentary that shines a light on the bold and beautiful ideas of the late artist John Lennon. The avant-garde rock and roller is placed into today’s context by his contemporaries and current pop culture and political commentators, including Mark Ronson, Damien Hirst, Joe Boyd, Rankin and John Simm.
'Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!'
'mystery on a Beatles planet'
Fifty years since the release of The Beatles' first single 'Love Me Do', Yeah! Yeah! Yeah! looks at the legacy of Beatlemania today. Homing in on the world-famous International Beatles Week Festival, it talks to mop-topped tribute bands from over 20 countries, who descend on Liverpool every year to celebrate the most successful band in rock'n'roll history.

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