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Eight Days A Week
« on: March 17, 2019, 03:01:55 PM »
I’ve always been a Beatles fan and I knew they were huge. However until you see the footage from this documentary you don’t realize the magnitude of how huge they were! For example when they landed at Adelaide Airport in Australia in June of 1964 nearly 250,000 fans were waiting.

The footage and the editing is phenomenal, a documentary film by Ron Howard.


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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2019, 03:28:24 PM »
Perhaps less remarkable for me as they were from 40 miles down the road.

Didn’t we see exactly the same hysteria with Elvis?

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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2019, 04:17:25 PM »
Perhaps less remarkable for me as they were from 40 miles down the road.

Didn’t we see exactly the same hysteria with Elvis?


Elvis was big but a different era and style of music. Beatles for me are easily in the top 3 bands ever.

The Beatles were the first band to ever play at large stadiums, for example they sold out Shea Stadium with 58,000 seats in 1965. The sound quality was terrible, they played the concert over house speakers. In fact the circus atmosphere and poor quality of the sound at Stadium concerts led to their decision to stop touring.

They felt they were serious musicians so they only wanted to make music in a studio.

Their scedule at the height of their fame was crazy and unrelenting, it’s clear once they made a choice to stop touring the end was near.

Lots of previously unreleased videos in this film.
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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2019, 06:15:37 PM »
Now see I like this guy. I think he brought more talent to the band than most people seem to give him credit.

Ringo Starr - 'It Don't Come Easy'

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Re: Eight Days A Week
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2019, 08:47:29 PM »
Now see I like this guy. I think he brought more talent to the band than most people seem to give him credit.

Ringo Starr - 'It Don't Come Easy'



Well Paul McCartney agrees with you about Ringo, he said the first time Ringo played with the band he got shivers and he knew they were finally going to make it big.
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