“Beatles Stories” tells the personal and unique stories of famous and not-so-famous people who were able to share moments with them.
The film will be released on DVD Oct. 2. The same day, it will premiere on the big screen at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles.
Director/producer Seth Swirsky grew up in the 60s and was a Beatles fan. In 2004, he was invited to perform at Liverpool's Cavern Club, which the Beatles made famous so many years ago.
While in Liverpool, he began asking the locals about the Beatles. People shared their fondest recollections about the band, many of them stories he had never heard before, which he captured on his video camera. The thought of similar unheard stories led to the idea that became “Beatles Stories.”
The list of those in the film include personalities from the sports, TV, music and political worlds, including several people with distinct Beatles connections. A partial list of these is reporter Larry Kane; photographer Henry Diltz; Tony Bramwell; Iris Caldwell, sister of Rory Storm; Rod Davis of the Quarrymen; “Breakfast With the Beatles” host Chris Carter; Jackie DeShannon who toured with the Beatles; Mark Hudson, Denny Laine of Wings; Sir George Martin; Peter Noone; May Pang; Jack Douglas, Bob Eubanks, Paul Saltzman; Norman “Hurricane” Smith; Klaus Voormann; Victor Spinetti; Joey Molland and Nancy Lee Andrews.
Others featured include Luci Baines Johnson; Mimi Flynn; Art Garfunkel; Frank Gifford; Justin Hayward; Susanna Hoffs; Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay; Sir Ben Kingsley; The Doors’ Ray Manzarek; Graham Nash; Rick Nielsen; Peter Noone; Jack Oliver; Jimmy Pou; Smokey Robinson; Cathy Sarver; Jerry Schilling, Jon Voight, Mitch Weissman, Bernie Williams, Brian Wilson and Henry Winkler.
The DVD and digital release will include 30 minutes of additional interviews, an extended interview with Beatles recording engineer Norman “Hurricane” Smith and a director’s commentary track.
You can see a clip from the film at Rolling Stone.com. A preview of the film is also at left.
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