Beatles Crowdsourcing Fans for Authorized “Live Project”

Posted on: November 16th, 2012 at 11:12 am by

Being consummate Beatles fanatics, here’s a project we can certainly endorse. Officially authorized by Apple (not the computer company), it’s called “The Beatles Live Project,” and aims to crowdsource archival footage from the Beatlemania years of 1963 through 1966. HUGE!

Fab Four is currently on the hunt through the end of December. Here’s more from the YouTube video description:

Digging deep into the world’s TV and radio archives and fans’ basements and attics, the hunt is on for never-before-seen media captured during The Beatles’ concert tours dating back to October of 1963—when the name Beatlemania was coined—and continuing through The Beatles’ final concert in Candlestick Park (August 29, 1966). The project has commissioned global research teams and developed social media tools to collaborate with the public, concert goers, and students—in every location where The Beatles performed!

The ultimate goal: to combine footage, images, music interviews, and stories in a definitive, emotional and visceral feature film about Beatlemania.

This cultural phenomenon not only brought the world together through song, but helped usher in what is now recognized as a golden age of contemporary music.

Production company OVOW Productions Inc. has assembled a global team of archivists, collectors, information specialists, artists, social media strategists, amateur media groups, Beatles fan clubs, writers, academics, and film restoration experts to support the activities in the field. The research will be active through December of 2012.

Would be cool to see stuff from the Hamburg years in the late fifties, though…

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