Director Ron Howard tracks the fan phenomena that was Beatlemania from its zenith – 1963 to 1966 – to its end when the Fab Four withdrew from live performance. Landmarks from their US breakthrough in 1964 with I Want to Hold Your Hand to the controversy prompted by John Lennon’s flippant “more popular than Jesus” remark are chronicled in a documentary that includes among its interviewees Paul McCartney, Elvis Costello and Eddie Izzard.
Tagline: The band you know. The story you don’t.
Cast: Eddie Izzard, Elvis Costello, George Harrison, John Lennon, Larry Kane, Paul McCartney, Richard Lester, Ringo Starr, Sigourney Weaver, The Beatles, Whoopi Goldberg
Director: Ron Howard
Country: United Kingdom, USA
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