Sunday, February 12, 2017

Breaking Beatles news: 'Eight Days a Week' movie wins Grammy

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“The Beatles: Eight Days a Week: The Touring Years” was awarded the Grammy Award for Best Music Film Sunday in Los Angeles. The film was directed by Ron Howard. The Beatles' competition was “I'll Sleep When I'm Dead,” “Lemonade” and “The Music of Strangers.” 

Shortly after the award was announced, Ringo tweeted, "Wow well done Ron Howard and all the production team and of course the fabs we actually got a Grammy for eight days a week peace and love,” followed by a second post with a flurry of emoticons." George Harrison's Twitter account also posted congratulations. (See below.)

None of the other five Beatles-related Grammy nominations were as lucky. Paul McCartney was up for two, one for his deluxe "Tug of War" and a remix of "Nineteen Hundred and Eighty-Five." John Daversa was also up for three for his album "Kaleidoscope Eyes: Music of the Beatles" and two songs from it.