WHAT IS THE BEATLES LIVE! PROJECT?
The Beatles Live! Project is a global research initiative to identify amateur footage, photographs, sound, and stories captured at The Beatles’ live concerts. This can also include airports arrivals, interaction with fans, visiting radio stations, etc.
WHY ARE YOU CONDUCTING THIS RESEARCH?
The media gathered during this project is the first phase of the development of a planned feature film and will tell the story of The Beatles' concert tours through amateur media captured at the events.
WHO IS RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS PROJECT?
The project was conceived and is managed by OVOW Productions, Inc., a Toronto-based production company.
WHAT DOES OVOW STAND FOR?
OVOW is an acronym for One Voice One World, a reference to The Beatles' final live performance in the “Our World” satellite broadcast on June 25, 1967, seen by an estimated 350 million people. You can read more about this event here.
ARE THE BEATLES INVOLVED?
The Beatles’ company, Apple Corps Ltd, supports this research period and is looking forward to reviewing the media we gather.
HOW LONG WILL YOU BE CONDUCTING RESEARCH?
Our research will be active through December 2012.
WHAT TIME PERIOD IS COVERED BY THE RESEARCH?
From October 16, 1963, when the term “Beatlemania” was coined, until their final concert on August 29, 1966 at Candlestick Park in San Francisco.
HOW MANY CONCERTS DID THE BEATLES PERFORM DURING THIS PERIOD?
253 concert dates were scheduled during the tours; many concert dates had multiple performances. Check out a map of the tour stops visited by The Beatles here.
HOW MANY CITIES WERE VISITED DURING THEIR TOURS?
114 cities hosted Beatles concerts, and many cities were visited more than once. Check out a map of the tour stops visited by The Beatles here.
HOW MANY COUNTRIES WERE INVOLVED?
18 countries in Europe, North America, and Asia-Pacific. Check out a map of the tour stops visited by The Beatles here.
HOW DO I GET INVOLVED?
If you attended one of the concerts and have media or a story to tell, we would like you to contribute your media or memories in the Contribution section of our website.
WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?
We are looking to identify film footage, photographs, sound recordings, and stories that were captured during the concerts tours.
ARE AMATEUR MATERIALS APPROPRIATE?
Yes, color amateur materials are the highest priority of this project. In fact, amateur media is at the heart of this project and the planned feature film.
WHAT WILL YOU DO WITH THE MEDIA?
We will select materials from the contributions for use in a planned collaborative feature film about The Beatles' concert tours.
IF MY MATERIAL IS SELECTED FOR THE FILM, WHAT HAPPENS?
We will contact you to discuss your participation in the film.
WHAT DO YOU MEAN BY COLLABORATOR?
The planned feature film is a collaborative effort, telling the story of The Beatles’ concert tours through the media captured by fans at the events. We are reaching out to fans in every city and every country where The Beatles performed.
CAN I SEND MY ORIGINAL MATERIALS TO YOU?
Please email The Beatles Live! Project team for more information about submitting non-digital media to us.
DO I HAVE TO SEND MY ORIGINAL MATERIALS TO YOU?
No. If you would prefer to keep your original media, we can accept a digital copy of that media for consideration. Please contact The Beatles Live! Project team for more information on how to create a digital copy out of your analog media materials.
HOW DO I PROVIDE DIGITAL COPIES OF MY MEDIA TO YOU?
You can upload media by visiting our website and clicking on the “CONTRIBUTE YOUR MEDIA” photo-link. You may also click here. Instructions will then be provided to lead you through the submission process.
CAN I BE INVOLVED IF I DIDN’T ATTEND THE CONCERTS?
Absolutely. If your sisters or brothers or parents or grandparents attended the concerts, you can ask them if they shot any film, recorded music or interviews, took photographs, or if they have a story. If so, you can help them upload the media to our website. Don’t know anyone with media? You can still help us evaluate the media that is received.
DO YOU HAVE TWITTER AND FACEBOOK PAGES?
Yes. Our Facebook page is here. Our Twitter page is here.
HOW DO I FOLLOW YOUR PROGRESS?
You can follow our progress at our website. You can also check us out at Facebook here and Twitter here.
DID WE ANSWER ALL YOUR QUESTIONS?
If not, please contact us here.