On May 17 & 22, a documentary called The Beatles: The Lost Concert will air at select theaters in the United States.
A special engagement for Fab Four enthusiasts, the doc chronicles the start of Beatlemania in the early 1960s, complete with interviews with luminaries including Steven Tyler & Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Chuck Berry, Mark Ronson, Duffy and members of The Strokes.
But the real draw to The Lost Concert is the tacked-on footage of the group’s first appearance in the U.S. following their iconic Ed Sullivan performance. Two days afterwards, they went to Washington, D.C. to play a show for a squealing American audience – their first real concert on American soil, two months before the memorable Shea Stadium gig.
The gig was recorded by a professional video crew, and hasn’t been shown publicly since a few screenings in March ’64:
The original master tapes changed hands privately several times over the years and have now been restored and remastered, and the entire concert (the ONLY complete Beatles concert available to fans) is included in The Beatles: The Lost Concert.