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The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years
Ron Howard tackles the Beatles
"...charts the course of how, in short order, the Beatles went from a popular club act in Hamburg and..."

Sept. 9, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Beatles
"...the track for release -- with the three surviving Beatles overdubbing their parts -- seemed a nightmare. Thankfully it..."

Dec. 15, 1995 Music Feature

What's Happening: The Beatles in the USA
"...Albert And David Maysles. The Maysles' cameras document the Beatles' crazy first week in America, from the landing at..."

Feb. 10, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Beatles Tribute Crowds Central Library Rooftop
Eggmen mark 50th anniversary of the Fab Four’s final show
"...Library brought an at-capacity point home: Locals love the Beatles...."

Jan. 31, 2019 Music Post by Rachel Rascoe

Ringo Starr’s Still the Greatest
Beatle’s All Starrs jukebox first of two Moody Theater shows
"...a difference of 20,000 fans. And yet, when the Beatles drummer touched off “Yellow Submarine” halfway through a two-hour..."

Oct. 9, 2014 Music Post by Raoul Hernandez

Across the Universe
Julie Taymor takes the timelessness of the Beatles' music and yanks it earthward into a minefield of literalism.
"...literalism of Taymor’s tribute to the music of the Beatles and the zeitgeist of the Sixties by the time..."

Sept. 28, 2007 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

A Hard Day's Night
This is the kind of timeless artifact that, decades after its making, still hits the senses like a burst of fresh air. Where a pop star like Elvis churned out silly movies with phony plots, props, and pretense, the Beatles launched into movies playing hyperbolic versions of themselves and their lives of newfound celebrity.
"...bad no one's figured out how to restore the Beatles themselves. A Hard Day's Night is the kind of..."

Dec. 21, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Backbeat
"...the first Fifth Beatle. In the history of the Beatles, Sutcliffe is merely a footnote, of interest only to..."

May 6, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

This Is Pop?
Pondering the Beatles' Legacy
"...by Mindy LaBernz The Beatles vs. the Stones? How absolutely ludicrous, I thought, flipping..."

Aug. 11, 1995 Music Feature

The Hours and Times
"...before full-scale Beatlemania seized the world, John Lennon and Beatles manager Brian Epstein went together to Barcelona for a..."

Aug. 7, 1992 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Nowhere Boy
This movie about John Lennon's young-adult years showcases the importance of the importance of both his mother and aunt in his life.
"...movie would have it. As with most aspects of Beatles arcana, the subject of Lennon's tangled upbringing has been..."

Oct. 15, 2010 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Playback: James Petralli's Constant Bop
Has White Denim become Bop English? Which festival might relocate to the new superstage at Circuit of the Americas? Is LBJ turning over in eternity over the Beatles exhibit at his library? That and other Q&As in this week's music news.
"...Lyndon B. Johnson never showed much interest in the Beatles, famously vetoing his daughter's pleas to invite them to..."

June 12, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Lovely Freda Responds Discreetly
The Beatles' longtime secretary takes center stage
"...you think the film would be more about the Beatles or more about Freda? Was getting the right balance..."

March 8, 2013 Screens Feature by Anne S. Lewis

Backbeat to the Music
Pete Best at Threadgill's.
"...that. If you’re not a fan of the early Beatles, it helps to know that like most of the..."

July 2, 2007 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Snapshot: ACL Artists Pick Their Favorite Paul McCartney Songs
Because you either like the Beatles, or you haven't listened to enough of the Beatles
"...Everyone likes the Beatles, right?..."

Oct. 19, 2018 Arts Column by David Brendan Hall

It Was 20 Years Ago Today
The Eggmen celebrate two decades of holding hands
"...Austin's Fab Five celebrates 20 years as Texas’ premiere Beatles tribute band by playing for City Council on Nov...."

Oct. 23, 2012 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Rock Ampersand Roll
Elijah Wald's alternative history turns out to be the best rock book of the year
"...I’d shut its cover, but Elijah Wald’s How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American..."

Dec. 22, 2009 Music Post by Margaret Moser

Yellow Submarine
"...Directed by: George Dunning. Starring: Beatles, Paul Angelis and Peter Batten. Sixties' psychedelia in which..."

Jan. 27, 2000 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones
The scruffy, seminal punk band that put the Bop in the Blitzkrieg is given its due in this treasure-laden doc.
"...single most influential rock & roll band since the Beatles and manage to stick it out for nearly a..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Chapter 27
Jared Leto gains weight and lets it all hang out as John Lennon's killer, Mark David Chapman, in this fictionalized account of what occurred at the Dakota.
"...role, in this case Mark David Chapman, the obsessive Beatles fan who shot and killed John Lennon outside the..."

April 25, 2008 Movie Review by Josh Rosenblatt

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Taking cues from Ray and Walk the Line, this comedy biopic spans 70 years in the life of its hero, the fictional music legend Dewey Cox.
"...in the book. Whether traveling to India with the Beatles, writing protest songs, or hosting a variety show, Dewey..."

Dec. 21, 2007 Movie Review by Toddy Burton

Mayor of the Sunset Strip
Profile of L.A. radio deejay Rodney Bingenheimer, perpetual handmaiden to rock & roll royalty.
"...the country – to future icons David Bowie, the Beatles, the entire glam movement, the entire punk movement, the..."

April 30, 2004 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Love Don't Cost a Thing
A nerdy high school student pays a cheerleader to pretend to be his girlfriend in order to appear cool.
"...the name of a J.Lo song for the original’s Beatles song title. Director Beyer co-wrote the script with Can’t..."

Dec. 19, 2003 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Tamala 2010: A Punk Cat in Space
This new anime import marks a break with the Japanese traditions and invents a wholly original and kittenish appeal.
"...the film’s flip, very adult tone, and even the Beatles’ Yellow Submarine. Fans of Richard Elfman’s 1980 cult film..."

Sept. 26, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Adrenaline Drive
"...power of those fabled metallic bags o' cash. The Beatles got it wrong: It isn't love you need, it's..."

July 7, 2000 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Michael
Travolta plays an unkempt, beer-swilling, Beatles-quoting angel who – yes – also dances.
"...is an earthy figure who is an unkempt, beer-swilling, Beatles-quoting skirt-chaser. Part of his heavenly power is that he..."

Dec. 27, 1996 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

The Prophecy
"...theological film noir with Walken in a shaggy black Beatles mop-top is the best way to describe The Prophecy...."

Sept. 8, 1995 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

The Short Films of Jane Campion
"...family; “A Girl's Own Story,” which is about the Beatles, the Sixties, and growing up; “Passionless Moments,” a series..."

July 15, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Painted Faces
"...Kong society, with the boys becoming enamored of the Beatles and Teddy Boy fashions, bell-bottoms and all. Despite the..."

Aug. 6, 1993 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Heart Gently Weeps
All things must pass: Dhani Harrison and Thenewno2
"...Dhani Harrison didn’t just help create The Beatles: Rock Band. He lived it. Having laid to rest..."

Oct. 30, 2009 Music Post by Austin Powell

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