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Beatlemania is in full swing today as fans ready themselves for more excitement as the pioneering new music video for Now And Then is released at 2pm.
The single, already listened to by 5million on YouTube and millions more on streaming platforms, is the Fab Four's final song and features music from John, Paul, Ringo and George.
Now And Then has received rave reviews from fans all over the world, many of whom admitted crying when they heard it for the first time.
The music video will include the earliest ever footage of the band as they performed in leather in a Merseyside church hall in 1962 before they became the world's most famous band and manager Brian Epstein convinced them to all wear smart suits.
Pete Best, The Beatles' drummer before Ringo star, has handed the cine camera footage to his former band with the help of his brother Roag.
Roag said he purchased the silent footage from a man who filmed the performance at St Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall in Birkenhead in February 1962, eight months before they released their debut single.
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The Now And Then music video will feature some of the earliest ever footage of the Beatles as they perform in leather suits (pictured) at St Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall in Birkenhead in February 1962
The footage has been provided by the band's original drummer Pete Best and his brother Roag. Pictured, the Beatles including Pete Best on drums
Three-time Oscar-winner Peter Jackson, who directed Lord of the Rings, has improved the quality of the footage and Roag told BBC News 'it looks absolutely fantastic'.
Mr Jackson and his team were instrumental in the production of Now And Then. They used new technology and AI software – the same that was used on Jackson’s innovative 2021 Beatles documentary Get Back – to isolate John Lennon's vocals from his piano so it could be used without distortion.
Meanwhile Beatles superfans queued into the night to get their hands on the vinyl single at a special midnight launch event in Liverpool. First in line was John Lennon, who changed his name from Alan Williams in April 2022.
The video will include what Jackson describes as 'a few precious seconds of the Beatles performing in their leather suits, the earliest known film of the Beatles and never seen before.'
Beatles superfan John Lennon, who changed his name by deed poll from Alan Williams in April 2022, holds the first copy of the newly released last Beatles song, Now And Then
Beatles fans at HMV Liverpool for a special midnight launch event for the release of the last Beatles song
Fans queueing up to get their hands on a copy of the single