The Beatles endure as the greatest popular music band of all times as
the band’s music and lyrics have transcended the decades—and John, Paul,
George, and Ringo’s individual personalities—to influence generations of
musicians and fans across the world. But before the fame and fortune there was
the lesser-known story about the six young men who would—and wouldn’t—grow up
to become The Beatles.
Becoming…The Beatles begins in working class Liverpool in the 1950s, a grim sea port where poverty
haunted every street. It was within these hardscrabble streets, though, that a
group of young men met and began to create music that would literally change
the world. After exploring the
childhoods of John, Paul, and George, as well as that of their friends and
former band mates, Stuart Sutcliffe and Pete Best, the film delves into the
club scene in Hamburg, Germany, where the band truly learned how to make music
and perform as a band and which became the launching pad for Beatlemania and
the band’s ultimate success.
with interviews with old friends and band members from the early years, and
vintage clips of the lads themselves, are rare images, memorabilia and home
movies shot by friends and fellow musicians that help recount the compelling
early days of the band—from their childhoods and the band’s formation in
working class Liverpool, through their initial performances in the clubs of
Hamburg and The Beatles’ first appearances on film.
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