Bea tles Compleat Beatles documentary PBS 1984 DVD

Bea tles Compleat Beatles documentary PBS 1984 DVD

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There is some very early footage of The Beatles in their earliest incarnations as the Quarrymen and the Silver Beetles. There is also footage of Stuart Sutcliffe, a former band member and friend, who died early in the band's career. There is also footage of their original drummer, hunky Pete Best. The film details the reason for the change in drummers, as well as the role each member played in the group.

From Liverpool to Germany to the United States for their record shattering debut on the Ed Sullivan variety show, this film captures it all. The film also showa the musical development of the group, as well as the forces that were to later drive them apart. It expertly details the beginning and the end of the greatest and most inflential rock band to ever grace the music world.

The viewer can expect to be treated to a rock and roll exposition with film clips of early Cliff Richards, Billy Preston, and Tony Sheridan, among others. An older Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers fame (Ferry 'Cross the Mersey) expertly expounds on the influence of American music on the early British pop scene and the rise of the skiffle bands. There are also clips from those who had worked with The Beatles early on in their career, as well as those who worked with them long term, such as George Martin.

Best of all, there is the music and lots of it. The film is a veritable cornucopia of sound and a treasure trove of information about a musical past that still influences us today. All in all, this is an outstanding documentary that should appeal to those who are fond of this genre, as well as those who are fans of The Beatles, music lovers everywhere, and those who simply love a good film.

This region-free DVD-R is in NTSC format and will play on most PS2 systems and DVD Players made since 2000, and comes in a FULL SIZE DVD case, with cover art and track listing.

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