Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Birth of the Beatles (1979)

Supposedly the Beatles tried to stop this film but it's not that bad considering they were casting for lookalikes rather than acting ability. Filmed in Liverpool, it follows the birth of the Beatles from their beginnings in Liverpool then to Hamburg and finally to America. A large focus of the film is on the days in Hamburg and Stu Sutcliffe. Pete Best was a technical consultant and the music is by the noted tribute band, "Rain". This is the only Beatle biopic made while John Lennon was alive.

Birth of the Beatles (1979)
Cast: Stephen MacKenna, Rod Culbertson, Ray Ashcroft, Ryan Michael, David Wilkinson, John Neville, Brian Jameson

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