Does the long and winding road lead me to your door? And if it does, will it never disappear, leaving me standing here, to let you know the score? Well, it is a pretty fair question for any motorist to ask, don't you agree? Especially if the motorists in question are none other than those four chaps from Liverpool called John, Paul, George and Ringo, who are in this 64 minute documentary made in 2004.
The Long And Winding Road
ABC, Hardwick Theatre,
- 'They sound different' - a fan
- The Beatles with Ken Dodd on a television show
- 'I need a new name' - Ken
- 'I don't know how we'll do' - George
- 'I don't know how long we will last' - Paul
- At a press conference and in transit after a performance
- 'I'm Eric. No. I'm John. The American audiences are the wildest' - John
- 'I don't know where I am, we're moving so fast' - Ringo
loved the sun in
Miami. We'd finished with it up in Liverpooldon't you know' - Ringo
- 'I don't exploit talent' - Brian Epstein
- Ringo's Wedding
- 'The band are happy about it, which is fine' - Ringo
- Receiving the MBE
- 'It's nice to wake up one morning and have "emmmm-Bu" after your name' - Paul
- No comment - the Beatles.
- John's 'We Are Bigger Than Jesus' quote
- 'I did not mean it in the way that it has been presented in the press' - John
- After six months apart
- 'I hope they don't split up' - a fan
- 'You do need other people for ideas you know' - John
- 'Performance has gone down hill. How can we get better if people can not hear us?' - Paul
- 'There is a lot you can do in a recording studio to enhance the music' - George Martin
- Brian Epstein dies
- 'Brian was in good spirits when I spoke to him last week. He was supposed to come up and meet up on Tuesday' - George
- 'The Maharishi said we should not become overwhelmed by grief' - John
- 'Turn Up. Tune in. And drop out' - a protestor
Beatles go to
Bangor, Wales, to study the word of the Maharishi
- 'We made a mistake. We're only human. And that's all I have to say on that matter' - John
- Press Conference for Apple
- 'We want to set up a system so people can come to us for money to make a film or something -- so they don't have to go begging elsewhere -- probably to you' - John
- Paul marries Linda. John marries Yoko. The Beatles have a divorce in 1970.
- 'Violence begets violence' - John
That's all this documentary does really. Place archive footage in chronological order. There is no narration. There is no insight. There is no focus. All there is, is sporadic captions that denote the passage of time, plus the aforementioned 'elevator music' as well.
Shame really. I would have liked to have praised 'The Long and
Say no more.