The Beatles first concert in America is to screened as part of a new documentary, The Beatles: The Lost Concert.
The band played at the Washington Coliseum on February, 11, 1964, two days after their historic TV appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show. Their twelve song, 30 minute set included “I Wanna Hold Your Hand”, “She Loves You” and “Twist And Shout” and was shown in American cinemas in March that same year.
The footage was subsequently lost, but was recently rediscovered and remastered by Screenvision, who’ve produced the new documentary.
The film will be premiered at New York’s Ziegfield Theater on May 6, and will be screened in cinemas across America from May 17 and 22. There are no immediate plans for a UK release.
In other Beatles’ business, the band’s 1968 animated film, Yellow Submarine, has been digitally restored for DVD and Blu-ray release in the UK on May 28, and a day later in North America. The film’s soundtrack album will be reissued on CD on the same dates.