" -- Ringo
(This is the first scene with P,G,R together other than the
"Free As A Bird" intro)
Run For Your Life
"They used us as an excuse to go mad, the world did, then they
blamed it on us" -- George
Creation of Rubber Soul cover photo
Drive My Car / Nowhere Man (Freeman photos of Beatles in studio ca. RS)
Ravi Shankar and sitar discussion.
Norwegian Wood, Tk. 1 (more Freeman photos)
Ringo talks about recording Yellow Submarine
Yellow Submarine (home movies of Beatles by pool '65 + Yellow Sub film
characters added in)
Cheesy spinning "Revolver" cover shot
Tommorow Never Knows (more studio photos)
Thoughts on Rubber Soul and Revolver
"Which one of his (George's) songs was on Revolver?" -- Ringo
John and George on first time taking LSD
"We'd heard you're never the same afterwards, that it alters your
life, and you never think the same again, and I think John was
rather excited by that prospect, and I was frightened by that
prospect. [...] So, I delayed, and I was sort of seen to stall
a little bit in the group. I mean, there was a lot of peer
pressure. Talk about peer pressure. THE BEATLES?!?"
Got To Get You Into My Life (color footage of arrival in Japan, 1966)
"Everywhere we were going these days, it was a demonstation of
one thing or another." -- George
Protests over the Beatles' performing in Budokan, some footage
from a press conference
Military precision in Japan, how the boys weren't used to such
Paperback Writer (White suits, Budokan '66)
Paul, George, Ringo together on the differences between recording
and the road. George misremembers that the band were using 8-track
The Marcos "snub"
"Two Things were happening simultaneously. There was this,
the public, or the grown-ups, or the officials, or whatever,
who were trying to punch us, or yelling and waving fists at us,
and, underneath that, was the young kids, who were still doing
the mania" -- George
The Word (footage of '66 US tour)
More Popular than Jesus (press conference, interviews)
I'm Only Sleeping (Record burnings, harrassment)
Day Tripper (Candlestick, 1966)
"I certainly felt that that was it. We weren't going to tour
again like that. I never really projected into the future. I
was just thinking it's going to be such a relief to not have to
go and go through that madness." -- George
Footage of the Beatles entering EMI for Pepper sessions.
Strawberry Fields Forever (promo, introduced by McCartney at mellotron)
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Dancing cover from Derek Taylor's
"It Was Twenty Years Ago Today")
"But it works because we said it works, and that's how it
appeared" -- John
With A Little Help From My Friends (Session photos, from "Beatles Book")
Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite (old circus footage, overlaid with
photo of the actual poster)
A Day In the Life (promo)
Nice graphic coloring in the "Pepper" cover
Global Satellite broadcast.
"John wrote 'All You Need is Love' specially for the television show.
It was a commision, and Brian whirled in and said 'We are to represent
Britain in this around the world hookup, and you've got to write a
song!'" -- George Martin
"And I don't know if the song was written before that, because we
*were* making an album at the time, and there were kind of lots of
songs in circulation. Paul might know more about that. Over to
you Paul..." -- George
"I'm not sure. It was John's song mainly. I don't think it was
written specially for it. It was one of the songs we had. I don't
know. George Martin might know more about that. Over to you"
-- Paul (shot of George Martin sitting silently)
"Yeah, they wrote it specifically for that" -- Ringo
All You Need is Love (B/W opening, into colorized clip)
Hello Goodbye (combination of three promos. Unnatural B/W opening to clip)
Flower Children, and George's visit to the Haight.
Penny Lane (color promo, alternate audio)
-- end part two
"Real Love" was premiered here, preceded by clip of P,G,R tooling around
in George's McLaren F-1 automobile. Paul's comment? "Nice motor."
-- begin part three
Lennon discusses taking acid.
"We had been through drugs, and the next step then is you've got to
try and find a meaning then." -- Paul
Within You, Without You (Bangor trip)
Exit Brian Epstein
"We were suddenly like chickens with our heads cut off! What are
we gonna do? What are we gonna do?" -- Ringo
Magical Mystery Tour / Fool on the Hill (MMT footage)
"People like Spielberg, I've read that people like him have said
'When I was in film school, that was a film we really took notice
of!' Like an art film..." -- Paul (nice visual newspaper clipping
becomes Paul talking)
I Am the Walrus (Mostly from MMT, some "filming of" clips, and more unnatural
B & W flashes)
Pathe newsreel on the trip to India
Across the Universe (Alternate, over home movies of the Beatles in India)
Meditation and life in the Ashram.
"The food was impossible for me, you know, I was allergic to so
many different things that I took two suitcases with me. One of
clothes, and one of Heinz baked beans! There's a plug for you."
Songwriting in India. P,G,R together. George plays "I Will"
and the unreleased "Dehradun" on a ukelele. Note the Dobro
uke at George's feet!
Everybody's Got Something To Hide 'Cept For Me and My Monkey (more India)
"Well, apart from the bit with the monkey, that's what Maharishi
always used to say" -- George on lyrics to 'Monkey'
Introducing Apple press conference (NYC, 5/14/68)
Derek Taylor discusses "This man now owns a Bentley" Apple ad campaign
Happiness is a Warm Gun (John and Yoko in white)
Two Virgins cover
"He showed me this cover art, and I pointed to the Times, 'Oh...you've
even got the Times in there,' like his dick wasn't out [...]"
John and Yoko's togetherness
"Everybody seemed paranoid except us two, who were in the glow of
love." -- John
Ringo temporarily leaves the band, then returns
Yer Blues / Goodnight / Rocky Raccoon / While My Guitar Gently Weeps /
Mother Nature's Son / Piggies / I Will / Why Don't We Do It In the Road /
I'm so Tired / Don't Pass Me By (mostly stills of recording, some film)
(all alternate versions)
George Martin on how 'The Beatles' should've been a single LP.
"I think it's a fine album [...] I mean, it's great, it sold,
it's the bloody Beatles White Album! So Shut Up!" -- Paul
Hey Jude (promo)
The concept of "Get Back," entering Twickenham
I've Got a Feeling (Let It Be)
Two of Us (Let It Be, into George's 'discussion' with Paul)
Leaving Twickenham, entering Apple Studios, still using portable
studio on loan from EMI.
"Magic" Alex (from the film Apple produced to sell itself)
"There wasn't anything he ever did, except he had a toilet with a
radio in it, or something." -- George
For You Blue (more Let It Be session clips)
"Using" Billy Preston to motivate the Fabs.
"Straightaway it just got 100% better, the vibe in the room." -- George
Get Back (rehearsal, watching them listen to playback)
The Long and Winding Road (Let It Be)
Plans for a single show, scouting locations, decision to play on roof.
Don't Let Me Down (Rooftop)
Police stopping show, Ringo on "theatricality" of it all
Get Back (from close of film)
Paul on inevitability of the breakup.
"Before, the energy for the Beatles was wamomg. we gave 1000%.
Now, it was like...oh dear, do we have to turn up?" -- Ringo
Let It Be (back cover shot of Paul becomes Paul performing song. Promo)
Paul marrying Linda, newsreel 3/12/69
George and John's drug busts
"Sgt. Pilcher's successful career with the drug squad was short lived.
He was sent to prison for perjury" -- Unknown announcer
The Ballad of John and Yoko (stills and promo)
"There were good days, we were still really close friends, then it
would split off again into some madness." -- Ringo
Enter Allen Klein, "3 to 1" feeling against Paul/Lee Eastman
Making Abbey Road
"It was a very happy record. I guess it was happy 'cause everybody
knew it was going to be the last." -- George
"There was always a possibility we could've carried on" -- Ringo
"Once we'd reached Abbey Road, the game was up, and I think we'd
all accepted that." -- George
Golden Slumbers / Octopuses' Garden / Here Comes the Sun / Come Together /
Sun King (stills)
"We were four guys who really loved each other" -- Ringo
"The fans gave their love and money, but the Beatles kind of gave
their nervous systems, which is a much more difficult thing to give"
"I'm really glad the songs deal with love,peace,understanding" -- Paul
"It's only a rock group that split up. It's nothing important!"
The End (stills, some film which fades into sepia)
Over the closing credits, outtakes of:
I Saw Her Standing There
Sie Liebt Dich
And I Love Her
Being For the Benefit of Mr. Kite
All You Need is Love
"I'm ready to sing for the world, if you can just give me the
backing" -- John