The American National Radio stated that “The Beatles & World War II” should be screened in every highschool in the United States. The latest musical film by Tony Palmer is an exceptionally bold project.
Take a group of some of the most famous solo artists of the 70s – Elton John, Tina Turner, The Four Seasons, The Bee Gees, Bryan Ferry, Rod Stewart, David Essex, Leo Sayer, Keith Moon, Helen Reddy, Status Quo, Jeff Lynne and Frankie Valli and get them to sing cover versions of the most famous Beatles songs ever written, add a considerable dollop of documentary footage of the Second World War telling the story of that epic encounter, and… what will you get? “The Beatles and World War II”! Sounds crazy? It is. But also enormously entertaining, and occasionally quite blood-chilling.
The Beatles & World War II
Director: Tony Palmer, USA 2016, documentary, 92 min.