New Beatles Movie, “8 Days a Week, The Touring Years”, & Ron Howard

"8 Days a Week, The Touring Years"

“8 Days a Week, The Touring Years” from  Ron Howard

Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about the Beatles, Ron Howard has uncovered new things about the Fab Four for the upcoming documentary, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.

Welcome to The Not Old Better Show Movie Review and Interview: Ron Howard, and his new film, The Beatles: Eight Days a Week – The Touring Years.

The film traces John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr from 1962-1966 during the years that they became a phenomenon. Ron Howard was a kid at the time, playing Opie on The Andy Griffith Show, and he (like everyone else in our Not Old Better audience) found himself swept up in Beatlemania.

Howard watched as the Beatles debuted on Ed Sullivan, toured the US, and eventually decided touring wasn’t the band wanted to do.

The Beatles, whether performing live, or on their recordings, never held anything back. They had no reason to. But, The Beatles, due to increasing pressure of touring, had many reasons to cease live concert performances. While we can still see “The Cute One” who’s out touring now, and of course Ringo is still with us, but for those of us not able to ever see them together live, this film in its audio brilliance, along with mesmerizing video footage recreates that magic, and it’s guaranteed to raise a big smile on your face and well worth the price of admission.


Written by Paul Vogelzang

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