Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will walk the red carpet in London tonight for the premiere of the new Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years.
The movie, which mixes archive footage with new interviews with McCartney and Starr, chronicles the Fab Four’s rise from Liverpool’s Cavern Club to the stadium circuit in the US. The documentary has the backing of John Lennon’s widow Yoko Ono, and Olivia Harrison, widow of George.
Fans will see The Beatles at work in the studio and remastered performances, including their legendary Shea Stadium show in New York, the first rock concert played to more than 55,000 people.
While there are plenty of laughs, the film also examines the impact of fame on the band and how The Beatles railed against segregation at certain US venues.
McCartney and Starr visited their home from home, recording studio Abbey Road, on Wednesday. They will be joined at Thursday night’s premiere by the film’s Oscar-winning director Ron Howard whose credits include The Da Vinci Code and A Beautiful Mind.
Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years is in cinemas now.