by David Chiu
On August 29, 1966, almost 50 years ago, the Beatles performed their last-ever paid public concert at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. The Fab Four’s memorable performances up to that point are the subject of an upcoming authorized documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week–The Touring Years, directed by Ron Howard, and is slated for a September 16 theatrical U.S. release date.
Here’s a description from the Apple Corps press release, announced Monday:
The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film will explore how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It will explore their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film will focus on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.
Below is a trailer from the documentary: