Movies with rock and roll stars were nothing new. But the Beatles took a very different approach to their first big screen gig. And the songs they wrote for the film highlight their unconventional approach.
From their earliest days, The Beatles had a gift for writing memorable melodies over surprisingly complex chord patterns. Our pal, “Beatleologist” Scott Freiman, digs into one of the great early examples: “And I Love Her.”
The light seemed to have gone out of the eyes of the Beatles — but that laid the groundwork for their next big album and movie.
Believe it or not, The Beatles were having a hard time breaking through in America. One year — and one movie — changed everything.