Birth of the Beatles Poster

Release Date: 1979

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 40 min

Plot Summary
When young British musicians John Lennon (Stephen Mackenna) and Paul McCartney (Rod Culbertson) form a rock 'n' roll group, it morphs into the Beatles, with George Harrison (John Altman), Stu Sutcliffe (David Wilkinson) and Pete Best (Ryan Michael) rounding out the ensemble. Eager to play gigs, the band takes up residency in Hamburg and begins to hone its sound. Various events lead to a shake-up in personnel, and soon new recruit Ringo Starr (Ray Ashcroft) cements the lineup of the Fab Four.

Cast: Stephen Mackenna, Rod Culbertson, John Altman, Ray Ashcroft, David Wilkinson, Michael Ryan

Director: Richard Marquand

Genres: Docudrama

Keywords: Rise, Friendship, Engaging, 1960s, Underdog, Spirited, Friend