'The Beatles: Get Back': Peter Jackson's Introduction to The Beatles Was Shirley Bassey's ...

Wednesday, January 05, 2022

Most people can remember the first time they heard The Beatles. However, for director Peter Jackson, it’s a little more complicated. Jackson just released the new three-part documentary, The Beatles: Get Back. So, naturally, many probably assume that the director has been a die-hard Beatles fan since childhood.

Jackson is a die-hard Beatles fan. He had to be to take on the mammoth of a project that was Get Back. It would have been a daunting task sifting through 60 hours of film footage and over 150 hours of audio.

However, the director, famous for helming other mammoth-like projects such as the Lord of the Rings and Hobbit trilogies, first heard The Beatles in an unexpected way.


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