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Watch Paul McCartney Compose The Beatles Classic “Get Back” Out of Thin Air (1969)

In its nearly eight-hour runtime Peter Jackson’s new documentary series The Beatles: Get Back offers numerous minor revelations about the world’s favorite band. Among the filmmaker’s avowed aims was to show that, even on the verge of acrimonious dissolution, John, Paul, George, and Ringo enjoyed stretches of productiveness and conviviality. Much else comes out besides, including that the catering at Apple Corps headquarters was miserable (amounting most days to toast and digestive biscuits...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Film, College, The Beatles, Paul Mccartney, Jackson, Seoul, Peter Jackson, Ringo, Mccartney, Lennon, George, PAUL, John Paul George, Abbey Road

Boom Radio reveals all-time favourite Beatles track

A poll of over 2000 Boom Radio listeners has revealed In My Life as the all-time best Beatles song. The radio station counted down the Top 40 Beatles tracks across the day on Friday and listeners heard the Top 20 back-to-back from 5pm (Friday 26 Nov 2021) with Boom Radio’s Nicky Horne. Also making the top three is ‘A Day in the Life’ and ‘Hey Jude’. Boom Radio presenter Nicky Horne has interviewed The Beatles over the course of their career, including John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Horne c...
Tags: Music, New York, John Lennon, America, Radio, Cia, Peter Jackson, Beatles, Lennon, Cavern Club, David Hamilton, Brian Epstein, Station News, Boom Radio, Nicky Horne, Paul McCartney Horne

Watch the moment Paul McCartney composed "Get Back"

In one of many magical moments in Peter Jackson's documentary The Beatles: Get Back, Paul McCartney writes "Get Back." "We were sitting in the studio and we made it up out of thin air … we started to write words there and then … when we finished it, we recorded it at Apple Studios and made it into a song to roller-coast by," McCartney said in The Beatles Anthology.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Beatles, Mccartney, Apple Studios, Get Back Loretta

Peter Jackson’s Mammoth Beatles Documentary Is A Feast For Fans

There is already a movie about the Beatles making Let It Be. It is called Let It Be. Throughout January 1969, a crew led by director Michael Lindsay-Hogg — who had helmed the Beatles’ music videos for “Paperback Writer,” “Rain,” “Hey Jude,” and “Revolution” among other work at the center of 1960s rock — filmed the Fab Four rehearsing, recording, and ultimately giving their final public performance on the roof of their Apple Corps. headquarters in London. The Let It Be movie famously depicts a ba...
Tags: Music, London, John Lennon, George Harrison, The Beatles, Movie Review, Yoko Ono, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Beatles, George Martin, Jude, Glyn Johns, Apple Corps, Linda McCartney

The Beatles: Get Back review – eight hours of TV so aimless it threatens your sanity

In Peter Jackson’s latest epic, the moments of inspiration and interest are marooned amid acres of meandering chit-chat. What a schlepThe Beatles’ 1970 album Let It Be and its depressing accompanying documentary were always bugbears among the former Fabs. John Lennon dismissed the music as “badly recorded shit”; Paul McCartney was so horrified by the album that he masterminded a new version in 2003, shorn of the additions by Phil Spector, whom Lennon employed as a producer without telling McCart...
Tags: Music, John Lennon, The Beatles, Culture, Television & radio, Paul Mccartney, Peter Jackson, Ringo Starr, Starr, Lennon, Phil Spector, Twickenham Studios, McCartney None of the Beatles

‘I just can’t believe it exists’: Peter Jackson takes us into the Beatles vault locked up for 52 years

Ahead of his epic series Get Back, the director reveals the secrets of 60 hours of intimate, unseen footage of the Fab Four – and why it turns everything we know about their final days upside downWhen the world closed down in March 2020, most of us had to make do with pretending to enjoy video calls with friends or baking bread. Peter Jackson, meanwhile, was busy sifting through a mountain of unseen footage – 60 hours in total – of the Beatles, shot by the director Michael Lindsay-Hogg in 1969.H...
Tags: Music, Television, Film, Disney, The Beatles, Culture, Television & radio, New Zealand, Jackson, Peter Jackson, Michael Lindsay Hogg, Lindsay Hogg

‘Annoying snobs was part of the fun’: Paul McCartney and more on the Beatles’ rooftop farewell

As Peter Jackson’s TV series Get Back recasts the Fab Four’s final days in a more positive light, the ex-Beatle remembers the responses to their historic gig above the streets of LondonIt’s lunchtime on a cold Thursday in January 1969. After weeks of sometimes difficult rehearsals and recordings, the Beatles and their new songs finally – and spectacularly – collide with the outside world. The occasion is now fixed in their iconography. On 30 January on the roof of 3 Savile Row, the London HQ of ...
Tags: Apple, Music, London, Television, Media, Film, Documentary, John Lennon, Disney, US, George Harrison, The Beatles, Society, UK News, Culture, Pop and rock

A Sneak Peek of Peter Jackson’s New Beatles Documentary Get Back: Watch the New Trailer

In much the same way David Lynch gave us way more Twin Peaks than we’d ever hoped for in 2017, Peter Jackson and the Beatles are giving us nothing like the little seen and quickly shelved Let It Be documentary from 1970, but a full six hours of the final musical works of the Beatles. Premiering on Disney Plus (yes, I know, you gotta pay money to the Mouse) over three days after Thanksgiving, this six-hour series is the big one fans of the various remasters, repackages, and remixes have b...
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Watch A Trailer For Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Get Back

For a while now, Peter Jackson — perhaps best-known as the lord of the Lord Of The Rings extended film universe — has been working on a documentary about the recording sessions for the Beatles’ final album Let It Be. The Beatles: Get Back was originally supposed to be a movie, but a few months back we learned that it would instead be a six-hour Disney+ series, which will be doled out on the streaming service in two-hour installments over Thanksgiving weekend. Sounds like a great thing to bond ov...
Tags: Music, News, Disney, The Beatles, Peter Jackson

Beatles on the brink: the truth about the Fab Four’s final days

The director’s new documentary weaves together hours of unseen footage to dispel many myths about the band’s final weeks. John Harris, who was involved in the project, tells the inside storyOn paper, the idea looked brilliant. In the opening weeks of January 1969, the Beatles were working up new songs for a televised concert, and being filmed as they did so. Where the event would take place was unclear – but as rehearsals at Twickenham film studios went on, one of their associates came up with t...
Tags: Books, Music, Film, John Lennon, Disney, George Harrison, The Beatles, Yoko Ono, Culture, Pop and rock, Paul Mccartney, Libya, Peter Jackson, Music Documentary, Ringo Starr, Mediterranean

Stuff You Need to Know: Okay, Let’s Try This Again

Everything you’re about to read in quick snippet form would be an entire post on other sites, with the same amount of content plus maybe 200-300 words of filler. Nobody has time for that shit. We’ve got a lot of trailers to catch up on. Enjoy. A veritable slew of people are getting stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. More than you actually need to know…but it is worth pointing out that Carrie Fisher is getting one and it’s about goddamn time. Production is underway on Evil Dead Rise and h...
Tags: Music, Movies, Musicals, Disney, Carrie Fisher, Steven Soderbergh, Andrew Garfield, Peter Jackson, Beatles, Rudd, Nicolas Cage, Stuff You Need to Know, Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead, Hamilton, Ferrell

Madchild – “The Little Monster LP 2” (Album Review)

This is the surprise 7th full-length album from Vancouver veteran Madchild. Coming up as a co-founder of the seminal Swollen Members, the dude also has a prolific solo career with a total of 6 full-lengths as well as 6 EPs & 3 mixtapes. His latest effort The Little Monster LP just dropped a few months back & we’re already being treated to a 10-track sequel before he & Obnoxious drop a collab EP under Suburban Noize Records later on this year. Things kick off with “Smoke Session”, where Madchild...
Tags: Reviews, Albums, Jazz, Vancouver, Peter Jackson, Madchild

Peter Jackson Gives Us an Enticing Sneak Peek of His Upcoming Beatles Documentary The Beatles: Get Back The legendary acrimony of the Beatles’ break-up comes through in Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 film Let it Be, which documents the recording of their last studio album and their famous rooftop sendoff concert, joined by keyboardist Billy Preston. Things got so tense that George Harrison left the band during the sessions. He later called them “the low of all time.” Lennon went further: “hell… the most miserable sessions on earth.” Though some of t...
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Peter Jackson Gives Us an Enticing Glimpse of His Upcoming Beatles Documentary The Beatles: Get Back The legendary acrimony of the Beatles’ break-up comes through in Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 film Let it Be, which documents the recording of their last studio album and their famous rooftop sendoff concert, joined by keyboardist Billy Preston. Things got so tense that George Harrison left the band during the sessions. He later called them “the low of all time.” Lennon went further: “hell… the most miserable sessions on earth.” Though some of t...
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Sneak preview of The Beatles: Get Back with fantastic unseen footage

As we patiently await Peter Jackson's documentary The Beatles: Get Back, here is a sneak preview montage from the film. Damn, this is gonna be great.
Tags: Video, Music, News, Peter Jackson, Beatles

50 years after the Beatles broke up, these Fab Four books have new stories to tell

In the first half of this year, only two bands sold at least one million album units: the Korean boy band BTS and a British foursome that has had three top ten albums, including a Billboard No. 1, in the last three years … even though they broke up 50 years ago. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, the Beatles. They remain the one band with endless staying power and an audience insatiable for more, more, more. This year marks a half-century since the band parted ways – yet paperback writers continue cr...
Tags: Apple, Books, Music, London, Sweden, John Lennon, George Harrison, America, Sport, Colombia, Yoko Ono, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Paris, Paul Mccartney

Peter Jackson’s Beatles Documentary Get Back Gets Theatrical Release Date

Oscar-winning Lord Of The Rings filmmaker Peter Jackson has recently been working on a documentary about the Beatles' Let It Be recording sessions. Now that film, named after the album's #1 hit "Get Back," has a theatrical release date. The movie hits theaters 9/4 in the US and Canada via The Walt Disney … More »
Tags: Music, News, US, The Beatles, Canada, Oscar, Peter Jackson, The Walt Disney

Oscar-Nominated Composer Danny Elfman Teaches an Online Course on Writing Music for Film: A Look Inside His Creative Process

FYI: If you sign up for a MasterClass course by clicking on the affiliate links in this post, Open Culture will receive a small fee that helps support our operation. To have watched some of the greatest film and television in the last thirty-five years is to have been immersed in the music of Mark Mothersbaugh and Danny Elfman—two artists who have scored Hollywood blockbusters and indie hits alike since the mid-eighties when they started on TV’s Pee-wee’s Playhouse and Tim Burton’s 1985 ...
Tags: Google, Music, Hollywood, Film, College, Tim Burton, Thor, Brian Eno, Ang Lee, Peter Jackson, Martin Scorsese, Brian De Palma, Burton, Facebook Twitter, Gus Van Sant, Devo

Brendan Mathews's Playlist for His Short Fiction Collection "This Is Not a Love Song"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Booklist wrote of the book: "Mathews demonstrates in these stories an uncanny ability to inhabit characters with just a few well-crafted sentences. A master impersonator, Mathews...
Tags: Music, New York, Wilco, Chicago, David, John Coltrane, Mike Tyson, North Carolina, Peter Jackson, Tolkien, Sauron, Liz Phair, Public Image Limited, Veruca Salt, Metro, Juliana Hatfield

Peter Jackson To Direct Documentary About The Beatles’ Let It Be Recording Sessions

Peter Jackson has signed up for a few hard days' nights in the editing suite. More »
Tags: Music, News, The Beatles, Peter Jackson

'Mortal Engines' Grinds Down the Post-apocalyptic Genre

None How could such a marvelous premise go so horribly wrong? That's the question you'll be asking while watching dystopian steam-punk film, Mortal Engines. Luckily, you will soon pass into a peaceful slumber and dream about something more interesting, like tax law or dripping water faucets. Visual effects guru Christian Rivers tries his luck at directing and, unfortunately, all of his luck is bad. This dystopian future where massive, mobile cities consume smaller cities for resources is a c...
Tags: Post, Music, Hollywood, London, Review, Adventure, Fantasy, America, Earth, Action, West, Young Adult, Shakespeare, Ya, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth

How J.R.R. Tolkien Influenced Classic Rock & Metal: A Video Introduction

The influence of J.R.R. Tolkien on metal is so wide and deep it has become almost cliché. There are countless Tolkien-themed songs, albums, band names, and an entire subgenre of Tolkien metal in which the fantasy master's work has become “the foundation,” as Loudwire writes, that such bands “have built their persona upon.” After all, “the doomy hellscape of Mordor is a setting that rivals hell itself, making it the perfect fodder for lyrical brutality.” Of course, there’s more to the fas...
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Book Notes - Chandler Klang Smith "The Sky Is Yours"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Bret Easton Ellis, Kate Christensen, Lauren Groff, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Jesmyn Ward, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Chandler Klang Smith's novel The Sky Is Yours is bold, inventive, and outrageous in the best of ways. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "Hyperimaginative…Smith’s novel ca...
Tags: Music, Bonnie Raitt, Radiohead, David, Bob Dylan, Jane Austen, Bjork, Janis Joplin, Smith, William Shatner, Frank Sinatra, Peter Jackson, Patton Oswalt, Tom Jones, Baghdad, Oliver

Soundtrack Review: Middle-Earth Shadow Of War

Middle-Earth Shadow Of War Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the video game score Middle-Earth Shadow Of War by Garry Schyman & Nathan Grigg. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 98.6 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 130.4 Album Excellence: 94.4% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Middle-Earth: Shadow Of War is a 2017 action role-playing game developed by Monolith Productions and published by Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. It is...
Tags: Music, Microsoft, Drake, Peter Jackson, Middle Earth, Tolkien, Sauron, Video Game, 2017, 10s, Game Scores, Watertower Music, Grigg, Warner Bros Interactive Entertainment, Talion, Monolith Productions

Here’s What Original Samwise Sean Astin Thinks About That Potential Lord of the Rings Reboot

"I’m carrying the Samwise banner for the Peter Jackson version of Lord of the Rings"
Tags: TV, Television, Movies, News, Uncategorized, Pop Culture, Lord Of The Rings, Peter Jackson, Samwise, Samwise Sean Astin

Soundtrack Review: Kong Skull Island

Soundtrack Review: Kong Skull Island Kong Skull Island Soundtrack Review: This is a review of the film score Kong Skull Island by Henry Jackman. Buy the score here (if available) At a glance: Geek Score: 80.8 Total Minutes Of Excellence: 11 Album Excellence: 19.4% How are the scores calculated and what does it mean? Kong: Skull Island is a 2017 American monster fantasy film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and starring Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson & Brie Larson. The film is...
Tags: Music, Fantasy, South Pacific, Pacific, Peter Jackson, Skull Island, Zimmer, 2017, Film Scores, 10s, Watertower Music, Howard, Kong, King Kong, Henry Jackman, Jackman

The Intense Battle Scenes We Could Barely Sit Through

If you’re as squeamish as I am, then you probably watch Game of Thrones ’ battle scenes through fingers over your eyes, occasionally peering out to check when it’s done. That’s, at least, how I approach the gory choreography of battle scenes. While I appreciate their immense production value, they’re hard for me to stomach.And isn’t that the point? Battle scenes shouldn’t be comfortable to watch. These scenes attempt to distill the chaos of war into something the camera and eye can follow. If t...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Spain, Russell Crowe, Omaha, Mel Gibson, North Carolina, Jon Snow, Jude Law, Peter Jackson, Steven Spielberg, Francis Ford Coppola, Maximus, Ryan, Wagner, Valkyries

Ian McKellen Has A Juicy Reason For Turning Down Dumbledore Role

Better grab some napkins — Ian McKellen is spilling some of that Harry Potter tea.Though he famously played the wizard Gandalf in Peter Jackson's Lord of the Ring films, the British actor and Patrick Stewart BFF passed on the opportunity to fill the robes belonging to that other wise wizard: Professor Albus Dumbledore.In a radio interview with BBC's HARDtalk, McKellen revealed that Harry Potter producers reached out to him about playing the Hogwarts headmaster after the original Dumbledore, Iri...
Tags: Fashion, Music, Hollywood, Bbc, David Bowie, Harry Potter, Richard Harris, Michael Gambon, Emma Watson, Patrick Stewart, Peter Jackson, Ian Mckellen, HARRIS, Albus Dumbledore, Hogwarts, Dumbledore

29 Places Every Woman Should Visit — By Herself

Photo: Cultura/REX Shutterstock. Doing things alone can be immensely therapeutic: A solo meal can help you really appreciate food; a solitary walk can be a rare opportunity to think; and traveling by yourself can be an incredible opportunity for self-discovery and personal growth.Solo trips are all the rage right now: A 2014 survey by found that 72% of American women have traveled alone, for business or pleasure. Of these women, 65% say that these experiences have improved their ...
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