You know the drill with footage of The Beatles during their heyday – Screaming. Crowds. Thrumming guitars. More screaming. Aiming to offer all of that, and a lot more, Ron Howard has put together a new documentary about the Fab Four's early days on the road called The Beatles: Eight Days A week – The Touring Years.
Rather than just rubber stamp someone else's work, here Howard acts as both director and producer, digging up rare archive footage of John, Paul, George and Ringo in the years between getting their start in Liverpool and their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966. It will explore how the band came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, and look at their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together.
With both McCartney and Starr as interviewees, archive footage of their bandmates and, we are promised, input from other key figures, The Beatles: Eight Days A week – The Touring Years will have its world premiere in the UK on 15 September.