Synopsis by Perry Seibert
Beatlemania sweeping through Europe is the topic of The Beatles Anthology 2: March '63 to February '64. Utilizing interviews produced specifically for this documentary, lots of recorded music, and a wealth of rarely seen television performances dating from the period, this episode follows the Fab Four as they achieve fame and success in their native England. Highlights include their Royal Command Performance before the queen, made famous by John Lennon asking the common people to clap and the people in the good seats to "rattle you jewelry." This episode traces the beginning of their chart success in England, culminating in their first British number one hit. The audience is treated to interviews explaining why the band did not want to go to America until they had a number one hit there, something that happened three weeks before their arrival in the States. The second episode of The Beatles Anthology ends with the boys in the air, being informed that a gigantic crowd is waiting to meet their plane when it lands at JFK International Airport.
band [music group], British, career-retrospective, concert-footage, rock-music