Lord of The Rings director, Peter Jackson, has restored more than 50 hours of outtakes from the 1970 Beatles documentary Let It Be. The new documentary, Get Back, is now showing on Disney plus.
The documentary sheds new light on the relationship between Paul McCartney and John Lennon before the band finally split in 1970.
I watched all three parts at the weekend. In my head it was like being with them for an extended period of time in the studio, then losing them again. I felt a real sense of loss when it finished.
Yes the cracks between them all were appearing but overall you could see how together they really were.
Lots of surprises for me. How John was quietly industrious with the music at times and compliant with Paul’s demands.
How Yoko didn’t interfere with the music making process but just sat there quietly. OK she had a bit of a jam with them but that seemed to be a bit of light relief from the more serious sessions.
How Ringo looked like he was hungover most of the time, and got to understand George’s attitude a bit better.
How Paul is such a legend. Loved the way he kindly shut Linda up with humour, calling her Yoko and how he interacted with Heather, Linda’s daughter, his passion for getting things to be the best they could, even if he didn’t know when to shut up sometimes!
Through it all there was great humour and lots of love between these guys. They were family.
I played a few extracts from their jam and rehearsal sessions today, You can listen to the show here –