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Eight Days a Week: The Beatles' Touring History in 8 Concerts

Eight Days a Week: The Beatles' Touring History in 8 Concerts
For those of us who weren’t lucky enough to attend a Beatles concert in the 1960s, Ron Howard’s Eight Days a Week just might be the next best thing. The 2016 documentary traces the band’s rise from a cramped and dank cellar in Liverpool to record breaking television appearances, jam packed stadiums, and—ultimately—rock immortality. Lovingly assembled through rare and often unseen fan home movie footage, Howard’s film also draws on more familiar material—restored to the highest echelons of HD— and new interviews with Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr. All told, it’s a joyous
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Newswire: The Beatles’ company is being sued over footage of the band at Shea Stadium

Ron Howard’s Beatles documentary Eight Days A Week is set to be shown in select theaters this weekend before arriving on Hulu, and those who attend these screenings will be treated to 30 minutes of rare bonus footage depicting the Beatles’ famous 1965 Shea Stadium performance. However, the estate of a man named Sid Bernstein has now filed a lawsuit against the Beatles’ Apple Corps arguing that Bernstein—who died in 2013—should own a significant chunk of the rights to that footage. This comes from Billboard, which says Bernstein’s family isn’t asking for an injunction that will prevent the Shea Stadium concert from being shown in theaters, but the family is trying to get Sid Bernstein to be named either the sole owner of the footage or a co-owner along with the Beatles.

The genesis of this whole thing is that Bernstein was a producer and ...
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50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Shea Stadium Set for Tonight at Brooklyn Bowl

Come together for a very special event...Sid Bernstein Presents 2015 The Brooklyn Invasion- a 50thAnniversary celebration of The Beatles historic August 15, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium - featuring The London Souls plus special guests Lawrence and The Myles Mancuso Band. The concert will take place tonight, August 8 at 800PMat Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. DJ Kevin Barker will spin classic 45s from600 Pm. General Admission tickets are 15 for standing room only. To order tickets go tohttpwww.brooklynbowl.comevent880579-brooklyn-invasion-london-brooklynor visit the Brooklyn Bowl box office.
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50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Shea Stadium- Set for 8/8 at Brooklyn Bowl

Come together for a very special event...Sid Bernstein Presents 2015 The Brooklyn Invasion- a 50thAnniversary celebration of The Beatles historic August 15, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium - featuring The London Souls plus special guests Lawrence and The Myles Mancuso Band. The concert will take place onSaturday, August 8 at 800PMat Brooklyn Bowl 61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY. DJ Kevin Barker will spin classic 45s from600 Pm. General Admission tickets are 15 for standing room only. To order tickets go tohttpwww.brooklynbowl.comevent880579-brooklyn-invasion-london-brooklynor visit the Brooklyn Bowl box office.
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Hitchcock's Holocaust project restored

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A long unseen Holocaust documentary, on which Alfred Hitchcock had an advisory role, is being restored with the support of filmmaker Stephen Frears.

The film will be shown in early 2015 to mark the 70th anniversary of the “liberation” of Europe.

An accompanying feature length documentary, Night Will Fall, telling the extraordinary story behind the making and suppression of the film, is being prepared by London-based production company Spring Films in association with Angel TV and The Imperial War Museum.

Details of the two projects were revealed at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (Idfa) by sales agent Cinephil.

The film, made in 1945 by the British Army, chronicles the liberation of Bergen-Belsen and its aftermath.

Produced by Sidney Bernstein and edited by Stewart McAllister (famous for his work with Humphrey Jennings), the doc’s aim was to make it impossible for Germans to deny that the atrocities in the camps took place.

Hitchcock’s role was in advising how the
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Sid Bernstein dies at 95: Helped bring The Beatles to America

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Sid Bernstein the concert booker and promoter partially responsible for bringing The Beatles to the United States in the 1960s, died Wednesday (Aug. 21) in Manhattan. He was 95 at the time of his death.

Although best known for bringing the Beatles to Carnegie Hall and Shea Stadium, Bernstein was a presenter with a long history of work. He got his start booking acts in New York and the Catskills after World War II, eventually promoting concerts by singers like Judy Garland and Tony Bennett. Having heard about The Beatles -- and their hysterically enthusiastic fans -- in 1963, Bernstein was able to book the almost-unknown band into Carnegie Hall.

Two shows were scheduled for Feb. 12, 1964, just a few days after the band made its historic debut on "The Ed Sullivan Show." Both quickly sold out.

In October of that same year, Bernstein persuaded the management at Shea Stadium to hold a concert for more than 50,000 Beatles fans.
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First 'Beatles' promoter in Us Sid Bernstein dies at 95

London, August 22: Sid Bernstein, the legendary music producer, who helped bring the Beatles to the Us, has passed away due to natural causes. He was 95.

Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said that her father died in his sleep on Wednesday at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC, Sky News reported.

Bernstein worked with the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland, Rolling Stones, Duke Ellington, Ray Charles, the Rascals and promoted Dion, among many other famous musicians.

He was also an early supporter of the Swedish group 'Abba' and had set up the band's very first appearances in America.

Bernstein was married.
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Legendary Beatles promoter Sid Bernstein dies

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New York (AP) — Misty-eyed music promoter Sid Bernstein, who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles' historic concerts at Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall, died Wednesday at age 95. Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said he died in his sleep at a hospital. She cited no illness and said he died of natural causes. For decades, the squat, floppy-haired Bernstein excelled like few others at being everywhere and knowing everybody. He worked with Garland, Duke Ellington and Ray Charles, promoted Dion, Bobby Darin and Chubby...
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Man Who Brought The Beatles To New York Has Died

New York — Misty-eyed music promoter Sid Bernstein, who booked such top acts as Jimi Hendrix, Judy Garland and the Rolling Stones and hit the highest heights when he masterminded the Beatles' historic concerts at Shea Stadium and Carnegie Hall, died Wednesday at age 95.

Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said he died in his sleep at a hospital. She cited no illness and said he died of natural causes.

For decades, the squat, floppy-haired Bernstein excelled like few others at being everywhere and knowing everybody. He worked with Garland, Duke Ellington and Ray Charles, promoted Dion, Bobby Darin and Chubby Checker and managed Esy Morales, the Rascals and Ornette Coleman. He was an early backer of Abba, setting up the Swedish group's first American appearances. He was behind one of the first rock benefit shows, the 1970 "Winter Festival for Peace" at Madison Square Garden, which featured Hendrix and Peter, Paul and Mary.
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