Focussing on their touring years...
The Beatles

More than fifty years on from their first release, The Beatles remain an instantly recognisable cultural phenomenon.

The band's music retains an enduring popularity, while their films, clothes and interviews helped to establish a new form of pop identity.

Award winning director Ron Howard is set to step in and direct a new documentary focussing on The Beatles' touring years. Paired up with the White Horse team, the film follows the Fab Four from Hamburg to their final American tour in 1966.

Ron Howard: "I am excited and honored to be working with Apple and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the world in 1964. Their impact on popular culture and the human experience cannot be exaggerated."

White Horse's Nigel Sinclair worked on the award winning documentary 'George Harrison: Living In A Material World' and was quick to pay tribute to the band's work. "The way The Beatles burst onto the scene in Britain was an overwhelming social, cultural and musical phenomenon, but was even then eclipsed by that extraordinary explosion on the American scene and then the world. I was lucky enough to see The Beatles perform in Glasgow in 1964, shortly after their Ed Sullivan appearance. It is an honor to work on this project for The Beatles, and to be collaborating again with the extraordinary Ron Howard and Brian Grazer, and my good friend Scott Pascucci."

To follow the film's progress click HERE.

Watch a preview below.

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