“The Beatles: Get Back” will be hitting Disney+ next month, and a trailer for the three-part documentary has just been released. The docuseries is compiled from nearly 60 hours of unseen footage shot over 21 days, directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969, and from more than 150 hours of unheard audio, most of which has been locked in a vault for over half a century. Jackson is the only person in 50 years to have been given access to this Beatles treasure trove, all of which has now been brilliantly restored. “The Beatles: Get Back” will premiere on Disney+ on November 25th, 26th and 27th.
More Beatles news, because they are the Beatles. Paul McCartney has announced that he still hopes to complete “Now and Then,” an unfinished Beatles song originally written by John Lennon. Yoko Ono gave the surviving Beatles members demos that he’d recorded at home. “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” were finished and included in the band’s Anthology series. The third song, “Now and Then,” has not yet been completed.
In the History of Rock in 1963 – One of the first known demonstrations of Beatlemania took place as The Beatles appear on BBC’s Sunday Night at the Palladium. Many fans battled with police to get into the theater as 15 million British viewers watched the show on TV.
In 1965 – The Who record “My Generation”, a song that expresses the anger and frustration of teenagers of the day. Roger Daltrey would later say that he stuttered the lyrics to try to fit them to the music. The BBC initially refused to play the song because it did not want to offend people who stammer.
And in 2016 – Bob Dylan became the first songwriter in history to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. The 75-year-old music legend was awarded the prize “for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”