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May 27, 2017 | SuzyQ
A riveting look at the transformative year in the lives and careers of the legendary group whose groundbreaking legacy would forever change music and popular culture. They started off as hysteria-inducing pop stars playing to audiences of screaming teenage fans and ended up as musical sages considered responsible for ushering in a new era. The year that changed everything for the Beatles was 1966-- the year of their last concert and their first album, Revolver, that was created to be listened to rather than performed. This was the year the Beatles risked their popularity by retiring from live performances, recording songs that explored alternative states of consciousness, experimenting with avant-garde ideas, and speaking their minds on issues of politics, war, and religion.
Mark Lewisohn uses his unprecedented archival access and hundreds of new interviews to construct the full story of the lives and work of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr. Ten years in the making, Tune In takes the Beatles from before their childhoods through the final hour of 1962--when, with breakthrough success just days away, they stand on the cusp of a whole new kind of fame and celebrity. They've one hit record ("Love Me Do") behind them and the next ("Please Please Me") primed for release, their first album session is booked, and America is clear on the horizon.
Based on the first part of the Beatles' career, during which they toured and captured the world's acclaim. The Beatles formed their band in 1962, stormed Europe in 1963, and in 1964 they conquered America. Their groundbreaking world tours changed global youth culture forever, and, arguably, invented mass entertainment as we know it today. All the while, the group were composing and recording a series of extraordinary successful singles and albums. However, the relentless pressure of such unprecedented fame led to the decision to stop touring. In the ensuing years the Beatles focused on a series of albums that changed the face of recorded music.
A lively, good-natured spoof of "Beatlemania" portraying a frantic 36 hours in the lives of the rock group.
Ringo's life is imperiled by an ancient sacrificial ring stuck on his famous finger. The ring makes him a target of a group of hilariously demented oriental mystics, who chase the boys from London to the Swiss Alps to the Bahamas.
Animated fantasy based on the song, in which the Blue Meanies have declared war on all good in Pepperland.
Follows a bus load of eccentric characters on a fantastical journey through the English countryside.
Presents a history of the Beatles, from July 1940 to February 1964.