A New Beatles Documentary is Coming Our Way

The Beatles in the 1960s. Photo by Granger/REX/Shutterstock (8754325a)

The year was 1969.

History was to be made when Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first two people to ever walk on the moon, and history was also made when one of the greatest bands of all time called it quits.

The Beatles gave their last live performance atop the roof of the Apple Corps building in London after recording their final album, Let It Be.

In 1970, a documentary was released which covered the band rehearsing and recording songs, but it appears as though there was a lot more footage that was never seen.

So much so, that an entirely new documentary is set to be made — directed by Academy Award winner, Peter Jackson.

“The 55 hours of never-before-seen footage and 140 hours of audio made available to us, ensures this movie will be the ultimate ‘fly on the wall’ experience that Beatles fans have long dreamt about – it’s like a time machine transports us back to 1969, and we get to sit in the studio watching these four friends make great music together,” says The Lord of the Rings filmmaker.

The forthcoming feature also has the backing of the Fab Four themselves, as Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon and George Harrison’s respective widows, Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison, have expressed full co-operation.

Let it be, then.