Incredible footage shows The Beatles in a new light just weeks before split

When the world’s most famous band, The Beatles, went their separate ways in 1970, stories of bitter feuds and rivalries were rife.

A permanent wedge seemed to be stuck between Sir Paul McCartney and John Lennon after the former said he could never see them working together again.

John then famously lashed out at Paul a month later in an issue of Rolling Stone, saying he “can’t have his own way, so he’s causing chaos”.

Even fly-on-the-wall film Let It Be, filmed in the band’s last weeks together and released a year after their break-up, was filled with doom and gloom and apparent tensions beneath the surface.

But a new storyline has now emerged that perhaps the iconic foursome may have been as close as ever before they disbanded.

Legendary director Peter Jackson has sifted through the 56 hours of film used for the original Let It Be film to prove that the “reality is very different to the myth”.

In a sneak preview of his new film The Beatles: Get Back, the supposed rifts and tensions are nowhere to be seen as The Beatles goof around in the studio.

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It begins with smiling drummer Ringo Starr saying: “Morning, morning everybody, another bright day. Morning camera.”

John and Paul – who were supposedly at each other’s throats – can be seen singing lines from new song Two Of Us through clenched teeth like ventriloquists.

And the lead singer jokingly snaps at someone in the control room interrupting their recording for Get Back.

“Don’t interrupt stars when we’re recording,” he says. “We’re bloody stars you know.”

John’s partner Yoko Ono is clearly close to the band, perched on a chair near her partner and chatting with Linda McCartney.

There is also a glimpse of The Beatles’ legendary last live performance on the roof of their Savile Row building.

The release of Get Back was unsurprisingly delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Speaking about what he discovered while making the documentary, Jackson said: “We’ve got 56 hours of never-before-seen Beatles footage. It’s great stuff.

“It gives you a sense of the spirit of the film that we’re making. Hopefully it’ll put a smile on your face in these rather bleak times.”

He added that he was “relieved to discover the reality is very different to the myth”.

“Sure, there are moments of drama – but none of the discord this project has long been associated with.”

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