The Beatles’s 2008 documentary All Together Now has won a Grammy Award for the Best Long Form Music Video.
The film documented the staging of the Cirque du Soleil collaboration Love. The other nominees for the award were In Boston (Chris Botti), Johnny Cash’s America, Anita O’Day – The Life Of A Jazz Singer, and Love, Pain & The Whole Crazy World Tour Live (Keith Urban).
The award was collected by producers Jonathan Clyde and Martin Bolduc, and director Adrian Wills.
Also at the ceremony, which was held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Ringo Starr and Norah Jones presented the Record Of The Year award to Kings Of Leon for their song ‘Use Somebody’.
Apple Corps Lts, EMI and Capitol Records released this statement:
Los Angeles, California – January 31, 2010 – At today’s 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards, ‘All Together Now,’ the feature-length documentary about the making of The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil® won the GRAMMY for Best Long Form Music Video (Adrian Wills, director; Martin Bolduc and Jonathan Clyde, producers).
‘All Together Now’ details the story behind the unique partnership between The Beatles and Cirque du Soleil that resulted in the creation and 2006 launch of LOVE at The Mirage in Las Vegas. Available on DVD, the film also documents the creation of the show’s music, the experimental Beatles soundscape album of the same name, which garnered two GRAMMY Awards for its producers, Sir George Martin and Giles Martin, in the categories of Compilation Soundtrack Album for Motion Picture, Television or other Visual Medium and Surround Sound Album.
LOVE, a Cirque du Soleil creation and co-production with The Beatles’ company, Apple Corps Ltd., celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles and is presented exclusively at The Mirage in Las Vegas. This joint artistic venture marks the first time that Apple Corps Ltd. has agreed to a major theatrical partnership. The project was born out of a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté.
LOVE opened to rave reviews on June 30, 2006 and has played to more than 1.6 million audience members.
Also on this day...
- 2013: Stella McCartney creates Beatles t-shirts for Red Nose Day 2013
- 1975: UK single release: #9 Dream by John Lennon
- 1970: Ringo and Maureen fly from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
- 1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 22
- 1967: Filming: Strawberry Fields Forever
- 1964: Live: Olympia Theatre, Paris
- 1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Birkenhead
- 1963: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
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