The Fab Four's impact on culture is pronounced. The images of John, Paul, George and Ringo are known worldwide. To honor their legacy, Life Books is publishing an inside look: "With The Beatles." This extraordinary, oversized tome is a compilation of photographs chosen by the editors of Life and shot by Robert Whitaker, who had the unique distinction of being the band's "official" photographer.
Chronicling The Beatles from 1964-66, it offers an inside, behind-the-scenes look at the group -- both in private and public moments -- that defined pop culture. Rare shots of the Beatles in maternity wards with their wives, at home in rural England, in the recording studio and on the road posit a more accessible side of four of the most famous men in the world. For fans, it's a remarkable look at the music group that changed pop culture.
And to mark the 50th anniversay of The Beatles' first single "Love Me Do," Cinema Libre Studio is releasing on DVD and digital platforms a new documentary: "Beatles Stories." Award-winning songwriter Seth Swirsky grew up idolizing The Beatles and spent years interviewing those -- like Graham Nash, the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson and Sir Ben Kingsley -- who knew them well. The documentary, a hit on the film festival circuit, premieres at the Egyptian Theatre in Los Angeles Oct. 2.