Unofficial “Pepper” documentary
|A Sgt Pepper film is in the making, though not an official one|
There is an upcoming “Sgt Pepper”-film in post-production at the moment, but it’s unofficial and cover band The Bootleg Beatles* are providing the music. There will be talking heads (Beatles biographers Hunter Davies and Philip Norman), a real Beatle (it’s Pete Best) and film clips from both mainstream archives and private collectors.
“It Was Fifty Years Ago Today…Sgt Pepper And Beyond”, is directed by Alan G. Parker, who also have directed other musically oriented documentaries, like “Who Killed Nancy?” (Sex Pistols, 2009), “Hello Quo” (Status Quo, 2012) and “Rebel Truce”, (The Clash, 2007).
Screen Daily has the story.
*The Bootleg Beatles are involved in a big celebration of the Sgt Pepper album in the UK. They will perform the full album and other 1967 songs with the aid of the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall on May 31 and June 3, as well as at London’s Royal Albert Hall on June 1. The music is arranged by Nigel Osborne and the concerts will be hosted by the legendary Liverpool poet Roger McGough (also of Scaffold and Rutles fame). These three events are already sold out, but there are still tickets to later performances in Liverpool, Birmingham and Nottingham available.