Back in 1970, The Beatles broke up and saw the release of their final studio album in Let It Be. The record was accompanied by a documentary film of the same name directed by Michael Lindsay-Hogg, charting the band’s recording sessions from January 1969 at Twickenham Film Studios. However, the movie was always seen in the light of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr’s split.
So upon its release, it looked and felt like The Beatles really did want to break up after all.
But now Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson has been given access to over 55 hours of unseen footage and 140 hours of unheard audio from the same recording sessions.
The result is a three-part miniseries for Disney+, released later this month, called The Beatles: Get Back.
And it’s Jackson’s belief that the evidence in his film shows that the band didn’t really want to break up, but were having such a good time together.
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Yesterday, marked Disney+ Day, with a string of new content and teasers uploaded to the streaming service.
This included the first clip from The Beatles: Get Back, following a first look and trailer.
The stunningly restored film sees the band recording a rough cut of Lennon and McCartney’s I’ve Got a Feeling.
After a brief chat, the Fab Four get underway, with Macca belting out the lyrics to this Let It Be album track.
On the other hand, Lennon had indeed had a hard year having divorced his first wife, Cynthia, while his new partner Yoko Ono had suffered a miscarriage.
On top of this, Lennon had been battling his drug dependency, having been arrested for possession while also dealing with his heroin addiction.
Additionally, he had become estranged from his son Julian and had grown unhappy with The Beatles.
The Beatles: Get Back will also feature the band’s final live performance on the rooftop of Savile Row, completely remastered and restored. The six-hour, three-part miniseries will stream on Disney+ one day after the other on November 25, 26 and 27.