New Beatles documentary: It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond

Kaleidoscope Entertainment have announce the release of a new Beatles documentary ‘It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper & Beyond‘ in celebration of the albums 50th anniversary.

The press release states: The documentary movie examines the twelve months between Aug 1966 – Aug 1967, the period that would arguably be the most crucial in the band’s career, a year in which they stopped being the world’s number one touring band and instead became the world’s most innovative recording artists, pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved in the studio, and the creation of the concept album.



The film was directed by Alan G. Parker (Rebel Truce: The Story of The Clash and Never Mind the Sex Pistols). It features rare archival footage unseen since the 1960s and rare interviews, including an interview with The Beatles’ original drummer Pete Best. Describing the movie, Parker said: “We’re combining first-hand accounts of the events that allowed ‘Sgt. Pepper’ to happen with rare and unseen footage that we’ve forensically unearthed from mainstream archives and private collectors. The last days of touring…. the execution of the album…. and the aftermath that it left behind will, I hope, give the audience an intimate sense of the band, the time and the impact of this extraordinary album”.



The film is due to open in UK cinemas from 26th May, followed by a DVD release 3rd July.  A special launch event is also planned in Liverpool on 1st June – the 50th Anniversary date of the Sgt. Pepper Album.

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