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Peter Jackson got it back.
The “Lord of the Rings” director has been sifting through 56 hours of previously unseen footage of The Beatles rehearsing and horsing around from their final months playing together. Those moments led up to their infamous concert on the rooftop of Apple Corps headquarters on Savile Row in January of 1969.
On the heels of the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s assassination, Jackson is giving fans a “sneaky preview,” as he called it, to the film “The Beatles: Get Back.”
The unearthed footage was salvaged from Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s long lost “Let It Be,” a 1970 television documentary charting the squabbles and tension in the lead-up to the band’s final album and concert, to lukewarm reception.
Rumor has it band members Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr blocked the release of the doc, complaining that it featured frontman John Lennon, and his wife Yoko Ono too prominently.
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