Two of Us. Surviving Beatles reunited for film premiere

Amos Herrera
September 23, 2016

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will be in London Thursday for the opening of "Eight Days a Week the Touring Years".

Fans will see The Beatles at work in the studio and remastered performances, including their legendary Shea Stadium show in NY, the first rock concert played to more than 55,000 people.

Seriously, though, Paul and Ringo liked Howard's idea of a film documenting their time on the road.

Ringo said with a laugh: "You know it's incredible now, but we'd just plug in to the house PA". Madonna was also in attendance, singing a tribute to the Beatles on the way to the premiere with a rendition of "A Hard Day's Night" on Instagram. We wanted to do well. "The audience were getting louder, and our chance to come through was getting less...and so we started to not play our best".

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 United States venues.

Sir Paul said: "We were kind of quite intelligent guys, looking at the political scene and, coming from Liverpool, we played with black bands and black people in the audience, it didn't matter to us".

Alluding to the fact that the band famously quit touring partly because they couldn't cope with the crushing crowd noise they generated at their peak, McCartney added, "In the cinema, we're actually going to hear ourselves for the first time". "So to see us performing as a band is [a] great thing".

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