The 1994 film starred Stephen Dorff as Sutcliffe, Sheryl Lee as Kirchherr and Ian Hart as John Lennon, and chronicled The Beatles’ early days in Hamburg. It was based on the book Stuart Sutcliffe: The Lost Beatle by Alan Clayson and Pauline Sutcliffe.
Its director, Iain Softley, has reportedly been conducting casting sessions for a stage musical version. More news as and when we get it.
Also on this day...
- 2021: John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band to get super deluxe reissue
- 2018: John Lennon’s Monkey Bike is auctioned for £56,000
- 2009: Liverpool Hope University launches Beatles masters degree
- 1999: Recording: What It Is, Party by Paul McCartney
- 1996: UK single release: Real Love
- 1969: George Harrison is interviewed for the BBC’s Scene And Heard
- 1966: John Lennon: “We’re more popular than Jesus”
- 1966: UK EP release: Yesterday
- 1965: Filming: Help!, the Bahamas
- 1964: Mixing: I Call Your Name
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Plaza Ballroom, St Helens
- 1962: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
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