Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s acclaimed documentary feature film The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years won the GRAMMY Award for Best Music Film at last night's awards.
Up for the award alongside Beyoncé's Lemonade, Yo-Yo Ma & The Silk Road Ensemble's The Music of Strangers, Steve Aoki's I'll Sleep When I'm Dead and American Saturday Night: Live From The Grand Ole Opry, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years earned the Best Music Film honor among stiff competition at Music's Biggest Night.
Said Nigel Sinclair, Brian Grazer and Scott Pascucci, “We are so thrilled to win this award; this project was quite the adventure and we were so blessed to have Ron's leadership guiding us through it all. We join with Ron in thanking The Recording Academy for this honor which will mean so much to the huge number of people that worked on the film. Thank you to Jeff Jones and the team at Apple Corps for all their support and of course The Beatles for trusting us with their amazing story."
Featuring rare and exclusive footage, the film was produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon, and Olivia Harrison. White Horse Pictures’ Grammy Award-winning Nigel Sinclair, Scott Pascucci and Academy Award®-winner and Emmy® Award-winner Brian Grazer of Imagine Entertainment produced the multi award winning documentary with Howard. Apple Corps Ltd.’s Jeff Jones and Jonathan Clyde are executive producers, along with Imagine’s Michael Rosenberg, White Horse’s Guy East and Nicholas Ferrall as well as Award-winning Editor Paul Crowder and his long-time collaborator, writer Mark Monroe. Marc Ambrose is the supervising producer.
Available now on Blu-ray and DVD, plus a two-disc Special Collector’s Edition on both formats, The Beatles: Eight Days A Week - The Touring Years is based on the first part of The Beatles’ career (1962-1966) – the period in which they toured and captured the world’s acclaim. Ron Howard’s film explores how John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr came together to become this extraordinary phenomenon, “The Beatles.” It explores their inner workings – how they made decisions, created their music and built their collective career together – all the while, exploring The Beatles’ extraordinary and unique musical gifts and their remarkable, complementary personalities. The film focuses on the time period from the early Beatles’ journey in the days of The Cavern Club in Liverpool to their last concert at Candlestick Park in San Francisco in 1966.