Synopsis by Perry Seibert
The Beatles Anthology 3: February '64 to July '64 documents Beatlemania sweeping through the United States and the making of the Fab Four's first feature film. Opening with their landing at JFK International Airport, this episode features archival footage, new interviews produced specifically for this documentary, private home movies from bandmembers, and lots of music. Much time is spent on the band's first performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Viewers are treated to "All My Loving" while fans scream. From there you see three numbers performed at a concert at the Washington Coliseum: "She Loves You," "I Saw Her Standing There," and "Please Please Me." That is followed by home movies of the boys spending a few days in the sun in Miami juxtaposed with their recording of "I'll Follow The Sun." After a second appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the band makes a triumphant return to England. The band makes the film A Hard Day's Night, and John Lennon releases his first book, John Lennon In His Own Write. The band sets out on a world tour which Ringo Starr must drop out of due to illness. Episode three of The Beatles Anthology ends with the boys attending the world premiere of A Hard Day's Night.
band [music group], British, career-retrospective, concert-footage, rock-music