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The Beatles Anthology 

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An autobiographical documentary of the greatest of the rock bands.
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1996   1995  
Top Rated TV #22 | Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Complete series cast summary:
Paul McCartney ...  Self / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Harrison ...  Self / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Ringo Starr ...  Self / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
George Martin ...  Self / ... 8 episodes, 1995-1996
Neil Aspinall ...  Self / ... 6 episodes, 1995-1996
Derek Taylor Derek Taylor ...  Self 6 episodes, 1995-1996
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This series is a documentary on the life and times of the Beatles. It features clips from many of their songs as well as in-depth descriptions of their songs, tours, and lives. Written by Marc A. Frigon

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The idea for this retrospective first came up in 1970. Apple Corps collected as much archive footage of the band as they could from around the world. Neil Aspinall then assembled a 90 minute documentary tentatively titled "The Long and Winding Road". Plans for the completion of the project lay dormant until 1980 when all four of the former members of the Beatles agreed to a television special which was to have featured a mini-concert at its conclusion. The project was to have been broadcast sometime in the early 80's. However these plans where interrupted when John Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980. See more »

Quotes

George Harrison: [on The Beatles' second visit to Shea Stadium] Yeah, okay I don't remember ever going there twice...
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Alternate Versions

The performance of "All You Need Is Love" from the TV special Our World was originally in black and white but was colorized for the purpose of this documentary. Some other bits of black and white footage have been colorized, all of which use photos from the period as a reference for the colorization. See more »

Connections

References Rock Around the Clock (1956) See more »

Soundtracks

The Girl Can't Help It
Written by Bobby Troup
Performed by Little Richard
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The Center of the Music Universe, 1962-1970
14 August 1999 | by ListmstrSee all my reviews

The Beatles were the center of the Pop Music universe for the eight years they were actively recording, an anchor from which all other 60's music radiates. If you are interested in how the best 14 albums ever made came to be, you have to see the whole thing.

The story is told in the words of the Beatles themselves, and a couple others like George Martin and Neil Aspinall (their chief roadie). Along with footage from concerts and their movies, it's several interviews editted together, but you never hear the interviewers, you only hear Paul or George or Ringo or John's response to the question, and it comes together into a seamless history of the greatest band Rock and Roll ever knew.


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11 November 1995 (USA) See more »

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