The Beatles Trilogy is the essential DVD for all fans of the Fab Four as it charts the meteoric rise of the boys from Liverpool through the hits of the sixties right up to the final days of John Lennon. Seen through the eyes of rare footage and newsreel reports this intriguing 3 DVD set gives a truly brilliant insight into this group of lads who literally conquered the globe and became the world s very first super group. George Martin talks extensively about The Beatles and provides a rarely seen insight into how the band operated and the characters of each of the Beatles. Famous events that are captured on this DVD set are the Ed Sullivan show in 1964 where The Beatles performed She Loves You, John Lennon s infamous peace bed in, The Beatles and the Maharashi and the untimely death of John Lennon at the hands of Mark Chapman who features in interview. The Beatles Trilogy is an exceptional piece of musical history and is an essential companion for any fan of The Beatles. Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle explores the mystique surrounding the Beatles original bassist, who left the band to follow a different muse and died from a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 22. Told via interviews with an impressive array of Sutcliffe s family and friends--and through uniquely descriptive quotes from his letters--this hour-long documentary reveals a lot of intimate detail about Sutcliffe s transition from promising art-school student in Liverpool (and best friend of John Lennon) to reluctant musician (pressed into service by Lennon) to determined painter within the German avant-garde scene. A lot of Stu s story, as Beatles fans know, is set in Hamburg, during and after the days the group was a house band in the city s redlight district. Familiar tales of friction between Sutcliffe and Paul McCartney abound. But these are offset by a tremendous amount of fresh insight and detail offered by such important Beatles-saga figures as rocker Tony Sheridan, Klaus Voormann and--most crucially--Astrid Kirchherr, the photographer who influenced the Beatles look and who became Sutcliffe s lover until his death. Interviewees include Stuart s fiancée and Beatles stylist/photographer Astrid Kirchherr, early Beatles manager Allan Williams, Stuart s sister Pauline Sutcliffe, Liverpool flatmate to Sutcliffe and Lennon, Rod Murray and esteemed American art historian and writer Donald Kuspit.
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