By Jim Johnson

As an exclusive for Facebook fans, surviving Beatles Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr will your questions online. Joining the pair live on Wednesday (September 14th) will be Ron Howard, who directed the new “Fab Four” documentary, Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years. According to the Beatles’ Facebook site, fans should “submit your questions below and our favorites will be asked on the day.” No start time has been announced for the live Q&A.

The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years is set for a theatrical release on September 16th, with Hulu streaming the movie exclusively to subscribers starting the next day (September 17th.)

  • Paul McCartney recalled the scene as the Beatles landed in America on February 7th, 1964 at New York’s JFK International Airport: “There were millions of kids at the airport, which nobody expected. And we heard about it mid-air, as I recall, y’know — ’cause there were journalists on the plane, and the pilot can ring ahead. And he said, ‘Oh, you know, tell the boys there’s a big crowd waiting for ’em there.’ So we went, ‘Wow, God, y’know, this is just. . . Wow, we really made it.'”
  • Ringo told us that after all these years, he’s more than happy to talk about the Beatles because he’s still proud of the work they left behind: “Because it’s part of the life, it’s part of the heritage. I’m not going to hide from it, it’s just that’s what it was and we were the best band in the land. And what is great for me with the music we made was that it’s still relevant. The kids are still buying the music. You can download us now, we’re trying to modernize. The music is what’s important — not the haircuts.”
  • Paul McCartney’s next show is set for October 4th at Sacramento, California’s Golden 1 Center.
  • Ringo Starr & His All Starr Band will next perform on October 15th in Snoqualmie, Washington at Snoqualmie Casino.


  • Newly released on CD and digital formats is the Beatles‘ revamped 1977 live album featuring performances from their legendary 1964 and ’65 Hollywood Bowl concerts.
  • The tracklisting to The Beatles: Live At The Hollywood Bowl is: “Twist And Shout,” “She’s A Woman,” “Dizzy Miss Lizzy,” “Ticket To Ride,” “Can’t Buy Me Love,” “Things We Said Today,” “Roll Over Beethoven,” “Boys,” “A Hard Day’s Night,” “Help!,” “All My Loving,” “She Loves You,” “Long Tall Sally” — along with the debut of “You Can’t Do That,” “I Want To Hold Your Hand,” “Everybody’s Trying To Be My Baby,” along with the previously released “Baby’s In Black.”
  • The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl disc was culled from the Beatles’ three concerts at the L.A. venue, on August 23rd, 1964 and August 29th and 30th, 1965. After years of the Beatles passing on releasing the shows, Capitol Records finally released the album on May 4th, 1977. The album was a massive hit for the group, stalling at Number Two behind Fleetwood Mac‘s multi-platinum Rumours collection.
  • When the Beatles’ catalogue was released on CD beginning in 1987, The Beatles At The Hollywood Bowl was not reissued, although the group has used theHollywood Bowl material several times over the years.

CHECK IT OUT: The UK trailer for Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years:


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