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After their now-legendary North American debut on The Ed Sullivan Show in 1964, The Beatles transfixed the U.S. and the tremors were felt worldwide, transforming music and pop culture forever with their records and television appearances. The Beatles extraordinary musicianship and charisma also made them one of the greatest live bands of all time. In The Beatles: Eight Days a Week The Touring Years, Oscar-winning director Ron Howard (A Beautiful Mind, Apollo 13) explores the history of The Beatles through the lens of the groups concert performances, from their early days playing small clubs in Liverpool and Hamburg to their unprecedented world tours in packed stadiums around the globe from New York to Melbourne to Tokyo. The first feature-length documentary authorized by The Beatles since the bands breakup in 1970, Eight Days a Week features rare and never-before-seen archival footage of shows and interviews, plus new interviews with Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and numerous prominent observers. The film captures the exhilaration of The Beatles phenomenal rise to fame as well as the toll it eventually took on the band members, prompting them to stop touring altogether in August 1966 and devote their prodigious musical energy to the series of ground-breaking studio recordings for which they are best known today.