The Birth of the Beatles 44 years old

The excitement of being there when it first happened!

The Birth of the Beatles

Birth of The Beatles is a 1979 biopic motion picture, produced by Dick Clark Productions and directed by Richard Marquand. Focuses on the early history of 1960s rock band The Beatles. It was released only nine years after the announced break-up of The Beatles themselves, and is the only Beatles biopic to be made while John Lennon was still alive. The film tries very hard to be accurate, opening with a written statement read out by a narrator stating the authenticity of the production, emphasising as it put it: "former Beatle, Pete Best" acting as technical advisor.

Credits

The Birth of the Beatles Cast

Name Character
Joanne Whalley She was 15, now 59 years old as Schoolgirl (uncredited)
Richard Marner He was 58, 82 years old when he died as Club Boss
Gary Olsen He was 22, 42 years old when he died as Rory Storm
Harry Fielder He was 39, now 84 years old as Promoter (uncredited)
Linal Haft He was 35, now 80 years old as Agent
Nigel Havers He was 28, now 72 years old as George Martin
Michael Ryan He was 14, now 59 years old as Pete Best
Harry Ditson as Reporter
Wendy Morgan She was 21, now 66 years old as Cynthia Lennon
Perry Benson He was 18, now 63 years old as Page Boy
Stephen MacKenna He was 107, 62 years old when he died as John Lennon
Colette Hiller as Reporter
Rod Culbertson He was 29, now 74 years old as Paul McCartney
Bunny May as Sound Engineer
Matt Zimmerman He was 44, now 89 years old as Reporter
Pat Starr as Reporter
Alyson Spiro as Astrid

The Birth of the Beatles Crew

Name Department
Dick Clark as Executive Producer. He was 49 (82) years old when He died Production
The Birth of the Beatles poster
The Birth of the Beatles (44 years)

The excitement of being there when it first happened!

  • Release day: Friday, November 23, 1979
  • Runtime: 104 minutes