Is there anything left to say about The Beatles that we don’t already know? The impact, legacy, and importance of the biggest rock ‘n roll band ever has been dissected and studied over and over for years, setting up a particular challenge for Ron Howard in his upcoming documentary “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week.” Well, he’s going to have at least one major element that has never be seen before.
The film will contain the fully restored, remastered, 30-minute performance by The Beatles at Shea Stadium on August 15, 1965. It was an iconic performance, and one that established, if it hadn’t been already, that The Beatles were going to be bigger than Jesus. Otherwise, the film looks like it’ll show how the band survived the mania around them on the road by sticking by each other.
“The Beatles: Eight Days A Week” opens on September 15th, and I would imagine it’ll hit a couple of fall festivals before then.