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“THE BEATLES: GET BACK”: PETER JACKSON DISNEY+ FILM BY THE NUMBERS

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What will we see in this long-anticipated treat for Fab Four fans? “A lot of joy,” Ringo Starr promises of Peter Jackson’s new documentary series.

Here’s a tally for The Beatles: Get Back.
6 Hours of footage in the documentary series
14 Number of songs the band wrote and rehearsed during the making of the project
42 Length, in minutes, of the Beatles’ final live concert—on the roof of Apple Records in London. It’s shown in its entirety during the last of Get Back’s episodes, which debut over three straight nights.
60 Hours of never-before-seen footage the series is culled from
150 Hours of unheard audio that, like the video, has been painstakingly restored
The Beatles: Get Back, Premiere, Thursday, November 25, Disney+

EMILY WATSON, EDDIE MARSAN AND OMARI DOUGLAS JOIN BRIAN EPSTEIN BIOPIC “MIDAS MAN”

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Midas Man, the upcoming British film about the Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein, has added a trio of new cast members.

Emily Watson and Eddie Marsan will play Epstein’s parents, while Omari Douglas – one of the breakout stars of Russell T Davies’ It’s a Sin – will portray Epstein’s friend and confidant Lonnie Trimble.

Jacob Fortune-Lloyd (The Queen’s Gambit, Wolf Hall) has already been cast as Epstein, an entrepreneur from Liverpool who played a vital role in the rise of the Beatles. Epstein managed the band from 1962 until his tragic death in 1967 from an accidental drug overdose. He also helped to launch the careers of fellow Liverpool chart acts of the era Cilla Black and Gerry and the Pacemakers.

The film is being directed by Jonas Åkerlund, who has previously directed music videos for Madonna, Lady Gaga, and Beyoncé, as well as the heavy metal-themed movie Lords of Chaos.

There’s no word yet, however, on who might portray Beatles members Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr in the movie.

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50 YEARS ON FROM JOHN LENNON´S “IMAGINE”

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The second of John Lennon’s post-Beatles solo endeavours, Imagine has been a firm fan favourite since its release on September 9th 1971. It acted as the follow up to 1970’s John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band and, in many ways, marked a continuation of the style Lennon had developed with the group in the immediate period following The Beatles’ split.

Both albums feature Phil Spector’s “wall of sound” production style, and many of the songs from Imagine feel as though they could have been plucked from that previous record. However, with Imagine, John Lennon had his sights set firmly on the number one spot.

Unlike John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band, which was very well received by the critics but failed to capture the hearts of fans, Imagine was a huge hit in both the US and the UK. The production and arrangements on tracks like ‘Imagine’, ‘Jealous Guy’, and ‘Oh My Love’ represented from an angular and experimental sound to something polished, even, and sonically accessible.

‘How Do You Sleep?” was written in response to the lawsuit McCartney filed against The Beatles as well as to Paul’s own potent ‘Too Many People’, which he admitted had been targetted at Lennon.

The title track is, of course, the most recognisable song on the album. Written in the key of C Major and comprising of just 26 lines, it is a masterpiece of accessible songwriting. After the release of Imagine, the track became an anthem of peace and solidarity, with the public coming to regard it as one of the most defining songs of the liberal humanist cause. In that way, it has come to be seen as a song that captures the very essence of the human struggle against adversity.

As a whole, the album, typifies Lennon’s songwriting. and stands as one of the most brilliant solo albums of all time.

Imagine is an album of two distinct characters , it is a commercially accessible record crafted by Lennon out of a hunger to achieve greatness on his own terms and spread a message of peace and love across the entire globe, it is an album filled with mischief and confessional wit.

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IMAGINE50 FREE SCREENINGS OF THE IMAGINE FILM+TWITTER LISTENING PARTY

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Free screenings of the IMAGINE film + Tim’s Twitter Listening Party

We’re celebrating the 50th anniversary of John Lennon & Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE with free venue & online film screenings + Tim’s Twitter Listening Party.

On Thursday 9 Sept 2021, Yoko Ono Lennon, Sean Ono Lennon, Mercury Studios, Tim’s Twitter Listening Party, The Coda Collection, AXS, WDR/ARD, Hard Rock, Sage Gateshead, Music Venue Trust and Universal Music Group invite you to join us for a Global Party to celebrate the 50th anniversary of John & Yoko’s IMAGINE.

Simplest way to join in:
To join in online, watch the film here, and join the Listening Party JOIN US .. H E R E.