In February 1964, four young men from Liverpool performed on the Ed Sullivan Show and changed pop culture forever. That night, 73 million people watched the first appearance of The Beatles on American television, signaling the birth of youth culture as we know it today. In 1966, after conquering America, the band went on tour through 90 cities in 15 countries, creating the Beatlemania phenomenon. Director Ron Howard reveals the secrets of this historic tour from the perspective of the band itself, on an analysis of the impact those years had on each of The Beatles.
1954, Duncan, Oklahoma, USA. Selected filmography: Splash (1984), Cocoon (Oscar for best supporting actor, 1985), Far and Away (1992), Apollo 13 (nominated for nine Oscars, 1995), Ransom (1996), A Beautiful Mind (Oscar for best picture and director, 2001), Cinderella Man (2005), The Da Vinci Code (2006), Frost/Nixon (nominated for five Oscars, 2008), and Angels & Demons (2009).