It was good to see The Beatles film '8 Days a Week' on Channel 4 last week. I went to see this when it was released at the cinema and can't actually believe it was 2016, I was convinced I only saw it last year. Time goes so quick, it doesn't seem five minutes since my son and I took our seats in the cinema for an evening of great music and nostalgia.
The film was accompanied by the red carpet event in the cinema so we were watching it across the UK the same time as the celebrities watched it on premier night. How exciting to watch everyone arriving and being interviewed, it felt as though we were really there, I felt slightly underdressed but never mind. In reality I think the rest of the audience at the Odeon in Derby may have looked a bit bemused if I had turned up in my sparkly dress.
My son did so well to sit through that live event and through the whole of the film too. The Beatles seemed to win over Autism, I didn't think the whole thing would extend the evening by so much. Our lad is a big Beatles fan though, literally weaned on the Fab Four at an early age oh and he does have Lennon as his middle name. In fact my youngest son has John as his middle name so coincidentally, if you pop them together their middles names are 'John Lennon'. Good planning eh? My youngest was nearly named George as George Harrison died while I was pregnant with him but I thought it may get a bit ridiculous if we have anymore children and they all turn out male, there would be this obsession to name them all after the Beatles. I didn't want to start something so we called him a non Beatley first name.
So the film is a documentary spanning the touring years from 1962 to 1966, from The Cavern Club in Liverpool and finishing with their final concert in San Francisco. It is really good if you are a fan as there is some unseen footage and also includes half an hour of digitally restored footage of the famous concert in 1965 at The Shea Stadium. The film is directed by the great Ron Howard and produced with the cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison so if you didn't get chance to see this try and catch it as it really is worth watching.
You can get the film on DVD and it is available at Amazon so I will include a link (affiliated) at the end of this post.
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