The Beatles are each set to have their own movie.
"I'm honored to be telling the story of the greatest rock band of all time, and excited to challenge the notion of what constitutes a trip to the movies," Mendes, director of American Beauty, Spectre, 1917 and Road to Perdition, said in a statement.
Find out everything to know about the upcoming Beatles movies and when you can expect to see them.
According to a statement from Sony Pictures, Mendes' Beatles movies will each tell the band's story from their respective members' point of view, eventually intersecting to "tell the astonishing story of the greatest band in history."
The movies will follow the band from its creation to their 1970 split, and McCartney, Starr and the survivors and estates of Lennon and Harrison have given Mendes and producers their blessing and full rights to their music and life stories for each film.
"We intend this to be a uniquely thrilling, and epic cinematic experience: four films, told from four different perspectives which tell a single story about the most celebrated band of all time," producer Pippa Harris said in a statement. "To have The Beatles’ and Apple Corps’ blessing to do this is an im details
After the Bee Gees made the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film in 1978, George Harrison branded them and their manager Robert Stigwood as "greedy". Picture: Getty
George Harrison was always regarded as the mystic, mellow member of The Beatles.
But George Harrison also had his moments, where he'd exhibit his tongue was sharper than his fellow outspoken former bandmate John Lennon.
There was one instance where he didn't hold back, in a 1979 interview with Rolling Stone magazine.
For the most part of the decade since The Beatles called it a day, George would seldom partake in interviews, due to his disinterest in discussing his life and work with the media.
He changed tack slightly ahead of his 1979 self-titled album, in a conversation which spanned his new music, nostalgia for his former band, and his reactions to the Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band film which had opened in London that week.
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The 1969 Beatles album Abbey Road is famous for many things: the cover photo of The Beatles on the zebra crossing walking away from the studio, the fact that it was the last album they recorded, and because it was the first time the band had ever used a synthesiser.
What is less well known is how various members of The Beatles embraced the synth during the Abbey Road sessions, and how one of its key sonic features might well have contributed to the demise of the band.
There are slightly differing accounts as to how the modular Moog 3 arrived at Abbey Road. According to Geoff Emerick, Moog had given a demo of the synth at EMI Studios some months before the recording of Abbey Road, and the band were impressed enough to use the synth.
No one had seen synthesisers. This was the very first time, and it took up a whole room.
And in a recent McCartney: A Life in Lyrics podcast, Paul seemed to back this version of events up, saying that his recording of the track Maxwell’s Silver Hammer on the Abbey Road album "coincided with the visit of Robert Moog, the inventor for the synthesiser. No one had seen synthesisers. This was the very first time, and it took up a whole room.
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Paul McCartney was the lucky recipient of some incredible generosity from Cathy Guest, who recently returned the music legend's stolen electric bass guitar after more than half a century, and now she's crossing her fingers for some compensation.
The East Sussex resident discovered the Höfner 500/1 Violin Bass in her attic following the death of her husband Hadyn, who'd apparently got it off his brother Graham. McCartney, who changed the course of music history forever with The Beatles, first purchased the instrument in Hamburg back in 1961 before it was robbed from a van and sold to a pub landlord 11 years later.
In conversation with The Sun, Guest herself revealed that she snuck a letter into the guitar case for McCartney to read, detailing her financial situation as she supports two children still in education.
"My husband inherited it when another family member died and he'd had if for years," she told the publication. "He had no idea where it came from. He was a keen musician and used to play all the guitars at home, including Paul's bass. We both loved music and I still go to gigs every weekend.
Today, Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), Sam Mendes, and Neal Street Productions announced a groundbreaking creative endeavor to tell the story of The Beatles with four distinct theatrical feature films. The project marks the first time Apple Corps Ltd. and The Beatles – Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison – have granted full life story and music rights for a scripted film.
As conceived by Mendes, who will direct, the four theatrical feature films – one from each band member’s point-of-view – will intersect to tell the astonishing story of the greatest band in history.
SPE will finance and distribute worldwide with full theatrical windows in 2027. The dating cadence of the films, the details of which will be shared closer to release, will be innovative and groundbreaking.
Mendes will direct all four films and produce alongside his Neal Street Productions partner Pippa Harris and Neal Street’s Julie Pastor. Jeff Jones will executive produce for Apple Corps Ltd.
Heather Mills' high-profile marriage to legendary musician Paul McCartney, came to an end nearly four years after their nuptials.
She revealed the issues that led to the end of their marriage pointing a finger at McCartney’s daughter as a significant factor in their split.
She accused the singer's daughter of doing "evil things" that sabotaged their relationship.
Following the passing of Linda Eastman, the beloved wife of the iconic musician, Sir Paul McCartney, he found solace in the companionship of Heather Mills, a model and activist. Their love story, which blossomed rapidly, soon became a subject of intense media scrutiny and public fascination.
Mills, a figure of extraordinary courage and tenacity, had already navigated many challenges in her life. Her courage in the aftermath of a life-altering accident that cost her a leg was widely celebrated. However, the media's portrayal of her changed dramatically after she married McCartney, one of the most beloved figures in the music industry.
John Lennon dismissed the idea that a short Beatles song is about cocaine. He also dismissed cocaine, saying caffeine is superior.
One of The Beatles‘ songs feels like it’s about a drug that isn’t generally associated with the band: cocaine. John Lennon dismissed this interpretation. He also dismissed cocaine. John Lennon said this Beatles song was inspired by a real guy.
The book All We Are Saying: The Last Major Interview with John Lennon and Yoko Ono features an interview from 1980. In it, John was asked about the song “Mean Mr. Mustard” from Abbey Road. The tune revolves around a man who puts bills up his nose — which could be interpreted as a metaphor for cocaine.
“That’s me, writing a piece of garbage,” he said. “I’d read somewhere in the newspaper about this mean guy who hid five-pound notes, not up his nose but somewhere else. No, it had nothing to do with cocaine.”
Elsewhere in the interview, John was asked about his feelings about cocaine. “I had lots of it in my day, but I don’t like it,” he said. “It’s a dumb drug. Your whole concentration goes on getting the next fix. I find caffeine details
The Paul McCartney Beatles song John Lennon hated: "He made us do it a hundred million times. He did everything to make it into a single and it never was, and it never could've been"
As Beatles fans, we'll always be grateful to Peter Jackson's 2021 epic Get Back documentarty series for showing the band's final throes in a more positive, rounded and less wholly antagonistic light than the 1970 Let It Be movie. Despite the forces pulling and pushing the band apart, there's plenty of mutual respect, creative energy and, yes, fun to go around.
But the sessions did come freighted with plenty of tense moments, and there was at least one song that every Beatle except McCartney would have happily binned from those sessions, one that Lennon in particular took unambiguously against.
When Beatles engineer Geoff Emerick ran through the Abbey Road track-by-track for MusicRadar he bluntly recalled “John absolutely hated Maxwell's Silver Hammer.
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The Beatles got used to playing shows to crowds of brawling people. They shared what it was like to watch their audience fight.
In the Beatles’ earliest concerts, they played for crowds who seemed to be out for blood. Their audiences picked fights with staff at the venues, brawled with one another, and sprayed tear gas as the band played. They shared what it was like to constantly have this kind of chaos happening during their shows. The Beatles played to tough, violent crowds in their early concerts.
The Beatles’ first big break came when they traveled to Hamburg. Here, they learned how to play to an audience and work together onstage. They also learned how to continue to perform in the face of tumult.
“The problem with the nightclubs in Hamburg was that most of the waiters and the barmen were gangsters,” George Harrison said in The Beatles Anthology. “They were tough guys, anyway; they were fighters, and there would always be fights.”
Their audiences were so predictably violent that the band knew which songs would whip them into a frenzy. They even learned to play, at least temporarily, through a haze of tear gas.
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George Harrison wrote a Beatles song while horribly jetlagged. Here's why a Beatles associate thought it was a simpler song than expected.
In the latter half of the 1960s, George Harrison began writing more songs for The Beatles. While he hadn’t had much interest in songwriting early in the band’s career, he took it more seriously in later years. He was so dedicated to songwriting that he wrote one song while reeling from jetlag.
In 1967, Harrison traveled to Los Angeles with his wife, Pattie Boyd, road manager, Neil Aspinall, and friend, Alex Mardas. He went from the airport to his rental home, where Beatles press officer Derek Taylor was due to meet him. Taylor was running late, though.
“By the time we got there the song was virtually intact,” Taylor said, per the book A Hard Day’s Write: The Stories Behind Every Beatles Song by Steve Turner. “Of course, at the time I felt very bad. Here were these two wretchedly jetlagged people and we were about two hours late.”
Still, Harrison used the wait time to write “Blue Jay Way,” a song he named after the street where he was staying.
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