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Four Lads from Liverpool: Deconstructing the Birth of the Beatles

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Four Lads from Liverpool: Deconstructing the Birth of the Beatles

In the late 50s, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Richard Starkey were just four Liverpudlian teenagers who decided to play music. With no formal training and no ability to read or write music, they tried to emulate their American rock heroes. Within a few years, they would change music history (and the world) forever. Freiman traces the birth of the Beatles from their days as the Quarrymen to their first visit to EMI Studios and the recording of “Love Me Do.”

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Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

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Deconstructing the Beatles will be a filmed performance. The presentation may be paused, and sections may be repeated for multiple takes. Specific seating may be assigned to audience members for filming purposes. Audience applause, laughter, and cheers will be a crucial part of the show, so come prepared to have a great time! By participating in this program, you consent to be filmed and agree that the Jacob Burns Film Center, CultureSonar, and Abramorama may use your filmed/recorded image, without limitation or restriction and without payment to you of any kind, for all purposes in connection with Deconstructing the Beatles (including the advertising and promotion thereof).

Scott Freiman combines his love of the Beatles with his experience as a composer, producer, and engineer to deliver unique multimedia presentations about the band’s creative process. With rare insights, anecdotes, film clips, and recordings, he takes audiences on a journey through performances and recording sessions, allowing viewers to see and hear the evolution of groundbreaking songs and understand their lasting influence on popular music. Freiman has composed music for more than 10 films, as well as the Emmy-award–winning BBC/Discovery series Life.

This film is part of the Sounds of Summer 2017: Music Films, Old and New series.



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