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Ron Howard to Direct New Beatles Doc Focusing on Band's Early Years

Thursday, July 17, 2014

When Ron Howard was 9 years old, he was already a national television star on The Andy Griffith Show – and there was only one thing he wanted for his next birthday. "The gift that I was begging for was a Beatle wig," he tells Rolling Stone with a laugh. "And on March 1st, 1964, that's what I got: the Beatle wig of my dreams."

Now the Academy Award-winning director is coming full circle with his Fab Four obsession, having signed on to direct and produce an authorized, as-yet-untitled documentary about the touring years of the band’s career (approx. 1960-1966), a period in which the Beatles crossed the globe, sparked Beatlemania and released several classic albums (including A Hard Day’s Night and Rubber Soul). For it, he will interview surviving members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr, as well as talk with Yoko Ono and Olivia Harrison (wife of the late George Harrison).

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Source: Rolling Stone

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Created on: 7/27/2014 1:35 PM
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I am hoping that Mr. Howard will be as detailed as he can being under the time constraints and expense of film making.  In this case music as well as social history may best be served by highlighting the "Red Letter" days when the Beatles influenced not only music but the collective mind of the public.  In that context I think it will be successful among the thoughtful.