Peter Jackson’s long-awaited Beatles documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, has been delayed until 2021, according to its worldwide distributor Disney.
The film had originally been scheduled for release on 4 September 2020, but will now come out on 27 August 2021. The delay is due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, which has left many cinemas unable to operate.
The Beatles: Get Back features rare and never before seen footage from The Beatles’ January 1969 recording sessions for the Let It Be album, including their final live performance on the Apple rooftop.
A new hardcover book, Get Back, is to be published by Callaway Arts & Entertainment on 31 August 2021 (originally scheduled for October 2020).
There is, as yet, no news on the much-anticipated reissue of the original Let It Be film, or a 50th anniversary release of the album. The 1970 film was to be re-released after Jackson’s documentary, but the effect of the schedule change is not known. The original press release stated: “A fully restored version of the original “Let It Be” film will be made available at a later date.”
Also on this day...
- 2022: Paul McCartney live: Oriole Park, Baltimore, Maryland
- 2020: Paul McCartney announces Flaming Pie reissue
- 2014: Ringo Starr live: Filene Center, Wolf Trap, Vienna, Virginia
- 2013: Ringo Starr releases multimedia ebook Photograph
- 2010: Paul McCartney live: RDS Arena, Dublin
- 1972: US album release: Some Time In New York City by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band
- 1967: US album release: The Family Way
- 1965: Press conference about the MBE announcement
- 1964: Live: Centennial Hall, Adelaide
- 1963: Live: Grafton Rooms, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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