Director Ron Howard's documentary charting the period the Beatles spent on the road. Their first gigs with the classic line-up took place around Liverpool in 1961 and their last concert took place in San Francisco in 1966. During that brief span, they helped to forge a global pop culture. This film incorporates restored footage from the live shows, starting in Manchester in 1963, and includes several of the songs in their entirety. Contributors include Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Elvis Costello, Richard Curtis, Whoopi Goldberg, Eddie Izzard, Howard Goodall and Malcolm Gladwell.