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PBS To Broadcast Premiere of Ron Howard’s Acclaimed Film THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS

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PBS today announced the U.S. broadcast premiere of Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and highly acclaimed Emmy® Award and GRAMMY Award®-winning documentary film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career.

THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK – THE TOURING YEARS premieres Saturday, November 25, 8:00-10:30 pm ET (check local listings) on PBS.

The film will be followed by an encore broadcast of SGT. PEPPER’S MUSICAL REVOLUTION, 10:30-Midnight ET on PBS.

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Come Together...Again

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In celebration of our 10 year anniversary, we took you on a journey to experience the magic backstage. We're coming together once again to give you a much more intimate look behind the scenes!

Enjoy Come Together...Again - a series of behind the scenes videos captured by the Cirque Du Soleil team themselves.

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The Last Photo Session - Tittenhurst Park, 1969

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On 22nd August, 1969, The Beatles all turned up at Tittenhurst Park - John's house in Ascot, at the time - for what turned out to be their last set of photos taken together. 
Photographers Monte Fresco and Ethan Russell took these now iconic images. 

 

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Pretty Green X The Beatles

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This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of that iconic album with an exclusive collaboration between Pretty Green and The Beatles.

Each item has been inspired by actual outfits that The Beatles wore, along with the music and artwork from Sgt. Pepper.

The Pretty Green X Beatles collection includes a range of unique prints throughout the collection that have been hand drawn and digitally printed in house and inspired by detail worn by The Beatles.

Explore the collection here.

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Dark Horse Radio: New weekly show featuring George Harrison originals & his favorite music

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Dark Horse Radio, a new weekly show dedicated to the music that George Harrison wrote, sang and loved, is coming to SiriusXM’s The Beatles Channel (Ch. 18).

Featuring music curated by George Harrison’s estate, the weekly 30-minute program, hosted by Nashville recording artist Laura Cantrell, will provide insight into Harrison’s musical influences, tastes and the impact he had on other artists.  It’s a musical journey into George’s mind, his legacy and his catalog.

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Ringo Announces New Album “Give More Love”, is OUT NOW!

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Ringo's 19th studio album is out now!

The album includes a long-awaited new collaboration from Ringo and Paul McCartney and also features Peter Frampton, Benmont Tench, Joe Walsh, Edgar Winter and others.

In addition to new songs, "Give More Love" also includes bonus track new renditions of "Back Off Boogaloo," "Don't Pass Me By," "Photograph" and "You Can't Fight Lightning."

The album is avaliable on both CD and vinyl.

ORDER YOUR COPY HERE

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The Beatles LOVE

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For more information about the creation of this incredible show, and how to get tickets visit love.thebeatles.com.

New acts, costumes, choreography, technology and music bring a more vibrant and engaging experience to one of the most celebrated shows in the world. 

The three-time Grammy Award winning LOVE is a Rock ‘n’ Roll poem, inspired by the poetry of the lyrics and brought to life by a cast of world-class aerialists, acrobats and dancers. 

Music Director Giles Martin, son of the legendary Beatles producer, Sir George Martin, has heightened LOVE’s listening experience with a completely remixed soundtrack, noting “The show is the closest anyone can get to being in the studio with the band.”

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THE BEATLES NOW STREAMING

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On December 24 at 12:01am local time -- here, there and everywhere -- The Beatles’ music is available for streaming...

Apple Music

Deezer

Google Play

Microsoft Groove

Napster / Rhapsody

Amazon Prime Music

Slacker Radio

Spotify

Tidal

 

 

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Your #MyBeatles Artwork

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Show us your Beatles artwork! Illustrate the whole band from any year in their career up to 1970, tag it #MyBeatles and share to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We'll look at all of them and share some of our favourites here and across our social channels.

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The Beatles LOVE - About The Show

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LOVE is a unique collaboration between Apple and Cirque Du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles.

Find out how the music of The Beatles and the acrobatics of Cirque have combined to make an incredible audio visual experience on stage at The Mirage, Las Vegas.

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The Our World Global Satellite Broadcast

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On 25th June 1967 an estimated worldwide audience of 350 million watched The Beatles perform 'All You Need Is Love' as part of the Our World satellite broadcast. This press event took place the day before the live broadcast.

Find out about this incredible moment in television and music history.

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Win Two Passes to Ringo's Peace & Love Birthday Celebration

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SiriusXM's The Beatles Channel has your chance to win a trip for two to Ringo Starr's Peace & Love Birthday Celebration on July 7th at the Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles... plus get a photo with Ringo!  He is inviting family, friends and the public to come together in a moment of "Peace & Love" at Noon. You will attend Ringo's birthday brunch and VIP reception inside Studio A at the Capitol Records Tower, where you'll get a photo opportunity with Ringo!

ENTER: https://www.siriusxm.com/RingoPeaceandLove

[Restricted to SiriusXM subscribers in the US since May 29, 2017 and are at least 18 years of age at time of entry]

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Alan Aldridge

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Alan Aldridge sadly passed away on the 17th February. 

Alan was a very early member of the Apple family, and he enriched Apple with his creativity and visual style - his influence will always be part of the Beatles legacy. His revolutionary work continued throughout his illustrious career. Our thoughts go out to his family and friends.

 

 

 

 

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Grammy Award for Best Music Film at Music’s Biggest Night

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Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s acclaimed documentary feature film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years won the GRAMMY Award for Best Music Film at last night's awards.
Up for the award alongside Beyoncé's Lemonade, Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble's The Music of Strangers, Steve Aoki's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead and American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years earned the Best Music Film honour among stiff competition at Music's Biggest Night. 

Said Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer and Scott Pascucci, “We are so thrilled to win this award; this project was quite the adventure and we were so blessed to have Ron's leadership guiding us through it all. We join with Ron in thanking The Recording Academy for this honor which will mean so much to the huge number of people that worked on the film. Thank you to Jeff Jones and the team at Apple Corps for all their support and of course The Beatles for trusting us with their amazing story." 

 

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It’s a hit: The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is NUMBER ONE at the Box Office in the UK and France!

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Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr & Ron Howard photographed at a promotional day at Abbey Road Studios on Wednesday 14th September on the eve of the cinematic release of the new Ron Howard documentary “The Beatles:Eight Days A Week”.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is NUMBER ONE at the Box Office in the UK and France, and continues to play in theatres worldwide. The BluRay + DVD are out in stores from November 18th.

Find out all about the new movie at http://thebeatleseightdaysaweek.com

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#RevolverTurns50

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“I was sitting at the piano when I thought of it. The first few bars just came to me, and I got this name in my head... “Daisy Hawkins picks up the rice in the church”. I don’t know why. I couldn’t think of much more so I put it away for a day.” Paul McCartney

The Eleanor Rigby video is available exclusively on @AppleMusic and iTunes this week.

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The film is a sequence originally used in the movie Yellow Submarine.  Released in July 1968, its surreal, ground-breaking, visuals were the work of art director Heinz Edelmann.

"Revolver" was the seventh album from The Beatles. The first recordings released from these sessions was the single "Paperback Writer" and "Rain" and those tracks gave an indication of what was to come.

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THE BEATLES LOVE by CIRQUE DU SOLEIL begins creative evolution leading to 10th anniversary celebration

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The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has evolved - get ready for the 10th anniversary celebrations! A truly innovative and unique production, LOVE has evolved for its 10th anniversary to present a more dynamic and immersive musical experience, captivating music and theatre fans worldwide. New acts, costumes, choreography, audio visual technology and remixed music has made the show brighter, bolder and bigger than ever!

There are limited tickets are available for LOVE’s special 10th anniversary celebration performance on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm  

If you can't make the anniversary evening you can find tickets for all our shows HERE.

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WATCH THE TRAILER FOR 'THE BEATLES: EIGHT DAYS A WEEK - THE TOURING YEARS'

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Ron Howard’s authorized and highly anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ phenomenal early career The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is set for a global theatrical release date for September 16th. The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. 

Following an all-star world premiere in London on September 15th the film will be shown theatrically around the world and will stream exclusively in the US on HULU.

VISIT THEBEATLESEIGHTDAYSAWEEK.COM TO WATCH THE TRAILER AND FIND OUT MORE.

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THE BEATLES’ AWARD-WINNING ‘LOVE’ ALBUM NOW AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING WORLDWIDE

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On June 17 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles’ award-winning LOVE album is available for streaming worldwide.

FIND YOUR LOCAL STREAMING SERVICE 

The Beatles LOVE is the audio companion to the acclaimed stage production, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil. To create the show’s lush soundscape, producers Sir George Martin and Giles Martin worked at Abbey Road Studios with the entire archive of Beatles master recordings. This unique approach to assembling the music for a live show was rapturously received by critics and Beatles fans and resulted in the groundbreaking album garnering two GRAMMY Awards®. 

A truly innovative and unique production, The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil has evolved for its 10th anniversary to present a more dynamic musical experience. New acts, costumes, choreography, audio visual technology and remixed music have made the experience of the LOVE show more immersive and exciting than ever.

Since LOVE’s debut, more than 4,500 performances have been staged for a cumulative audience approaching eight million people. Tickets are on sale now for LOVE’s special 10th anniversary celebration performance on Thursday, July 14 at 8pm.

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22nd May, 1995 - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Martin begin work on Anthology 1 at Abbey Road Studios.

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Originally released in 2CD volumes in 1995 and 1996, Anthology’s three chronological collections of rare and previously unreleased Beatles recordings include studio outtakes and alternate versions.

The “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” singles, from Anthology, Volume 1 and Anthology, Volume 2, respectively, were completed in 1995 by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from 1977 demos recorded by John Lennon.

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HULU announces exclusive US streaming partnership for forthcoming Ron Howard documentary about the The Beatles' touring years

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Hulu has secured the exclusive US streaming video on-demand rights to Academy Award Winner Ron Howard’s feature documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (working title). The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.  

Details about the film’s international television and streaming partners, and its theatrical and DVD release in Autumn 2016 will be announced soon.

 

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Sir George Martin CBE 1926 - 2016

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We were sad to hear the news of Sir George Martin’s passing. Our love and thoughts are with his family today. It is impossible to overstate the significance of George’s contribution to the Beatles' music and the strength of his relationship with the band. He was a member of the family. We will always miss and remember him with admiration and love. “If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George” - Paul

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27th January 1962

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27th January 1962 - the last concert the band played at the Aintree Institute.  

According to Mark Lewisohn, Brian Epstein was paid The Beatles’ £15 fee in loose change - he made sure they never played for promotor Brian Kelly again.

Photo by Dick Matthews / © Apple Corps

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