ANOTHER Movie About The Beatles Coming Soon!

"It Was 50 Years Ago Today" arrives in early September...

July 30, 2017


Fans of The BEATLES should get ready for another, very cool flick about our favorite Liverpool quartet! Coming to DVD on September 8th will be, "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today-The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond," which catches up with The Beatles in 1967, as they prepared to record and release their career masterpiece, and the cultural forces that contributed to its creation. Towards the end of 1966, The Beatles famously declared an end to their 'touring career,' opting instead to focus more on their music and what could be accomplished in the recording studio moving forward...By this time, The Beatles had grown weary of the punishing schedule of playing many shows, in many cities, with hardly any breaks, and playing to audiences of teens whose screaming all but overpowered the songs being performed as well as The Beatles being unable to hear themselves on stage... Against a backdrop of all of the cultural happenings in 1967-the rise of 'Teen Culture,' psychedelic drugs, the impending "Summer of Love," and what was going on in "Swinging London,"-The Fab Four holed up in the EMI/Abbey Road studios and created the "Sgt. Pepper's..." album. The Emmy Award-nominated ALAN J. PARKER is the director of the new film, and he has previously done movies about The Sex Pistols and The Clash. Of the movie, Mr. Parker said, “We’re combining first-hand accounts of the events that allowed Sgt. Pepper to happen with rare and unseen footage … from mainstream archives and private collectors,” Parker said. “The last days of touring, the execution of the album and the aftermath that it left behind will, I hope, give the audience an intimate sense of the band, the time and the impact of this extraordinary album.” The film will include a wealth of previously unseen film footage as well as rare interviews with the likes of (Beatles manager) BRIAN EPSTEIN, (original Beatles' drummer) PETE BEST, and John Lennon's sister, JULIA BAIRD, along with many others. Coming almost a year after RON HOWARD's critically acclaimed chronicle ("Eight Days A Week") of The BEATLES 1965-66 American Tour, "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today..." provides what promises to be a fascinating look at the band after that tour, and how they pushed the boundaries of popular music with what is arguably Rock's first 'concept album,' and what has ultimately become one of the most enduring, if not greatest Rock albums ever recorded. Rock On!