Composing the Beatles Songbook: Lennon and McCartney 1966?1970

112mins | 2008 | DocumentaryTVPG
Starring Johnny Rogan, Pete Doggett, Chris Ingham, Nigel Williamson
COMPOSING THE BEATLES SONGBOOK: LENNON AND MCCARTNEY 1966?1970 is an independent documentary film that reviews the partnership, music and impact of John Lennon and Paul McCartney as composers during this hugely creative period. From the first bars of "Eleanor Rigby" to the closing Abbey Road song-cycle, this film shows how they barely put a step wrong in creating the most joyous music the world had ever witnessed. Drawing on rare footage, classic performances and penetrating revelations from friends, Beatles academics and musicologists, we discover the true story of how those classic songs were written. Featuring contributions from friends Barry Miles, Klaus Voorman and Maureen Cleaves; musicians Alan Moore and Chris Ingham; journalists Robert Christgau (The Village Voice) and Anthony DeCurtis (Rolling Stone); authors Johnny Rogan, Pete Doggett, Steve Turner and Nigel Williamson; and broadcaster Paul Gambaccini.
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