New Beatles Live DocumentaryA few years ago, we told you that there was an ongoing effort by Apple Records to collect fan footage of The Beatles performing live on their world tours from 1964-1966.  Now, Apple has announced that Ron Howard will direct the documentary (produced by Imagine and White Horse Entertainment) which will focus on The Beatles live performances from their early days in Hamburg through their final official concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.  The film has the coooperation of Paul, Ringo, and the estates of Lennon and Harrison.  Howard plans to interview Paul and Ringo for the film.

"I am so excited and honored to be working with Apple and and the White Horse team on this astounding story of these four young men who stormed the worked in 1964," said Howard.  The GRAMMY and Academy Award winning team of Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci, and Brian Grazer are also on board with credits that include Bob Dylan's No Direction Home and George Harrison: Living in the Material World.

Recently, we've seen some fantastic live footage of The Beatles unearthed from private collections.  You can find some very interesting (and seemingly amateur) edits of sound and footage on You Tube that are as exciting any fab four footage include The Beatles first-ever US concert at the Washington Coliseum in 1964 (which pretty much tells the story).

If Howard's film makes its mark, it might finally put to rest any lingering doubts that fans might have what a I mighty live band The Beatles were in their prime.  Fab! is all we have to stay. Grab you Casinos, stay tuned and read more about it at The Beatles website.