Wednesday, January 06, 2010

The Passionate Eye Show: How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin & How the Russians Rocked the Beatles

Screenshot: documentaries: How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin, documentary about the band's role in the fall of the U.S.S.R.Screenshot: How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin
a documentary about the band's role in the fall of the U.S.S.R.
Watch the film online. 43:14 min
Note: this film is only available for 30 days after last broadcast.

"It may sound like hippy hype, but as serious people insist that the Fab 4 played an important part in the collapse of Communism."
Leslie Woodhead - Documentary Filmmaker
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin
Produced by Leslie Woodhead for the BBC

Untold story of how the Fab Four helped topple the Soviet Union by turning its youth against the state.

The Passionate Eye Show: Monday January 4, 2010 & Saturday January 9, 2010 at 10 pm ET/PT on CBC News Network "How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin"
explores how The Beatles helped bring down the Iron Curtain and change history forever.
October 30, 2009

links: Ottawa Beatles Site
Click here to read a review of the new CD by Ottawa Beatles Site researcher John Whelan. For ordering information, please visit the InnerLights Explosion. "How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin" - did we like it? The Beatles, communism and the BBC: their Ottawa connection
"When British documentary filmmaker Leslie Woodhead started work on his latest BBC film, he didn't expect to come to Ottawa. After all, his film is about the unexpected way the Beatles helped bring down communism in Soviet Russia. But then he found out about Yury Pelyushonok on the Ottawa Beatles Site. The 50-year-old Russian-born Beatles superfan has written a book on the subject, Strings for a Beatle Bass: The Beatles Generation in the USSR, and has recorded an album of Beatles-inspired tracks about how pervasive (and subversive) the Fab Four's influence was on Russian youth."
by Alana Toulin
August 2, 2007 New film "How The Beatles Rocked the Kremlin" the true story behind the Beatles influence in the USSR Watch Video “How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin”
How the Beatles Rocked the Kremlin tells the extraordinary and untold story of how the Beatles punctured the Iron Curtain. In a personal journey through Russia by award-winning director Leslie Woodhead, he tells in first-person accounts the story of a secret revolution which contributed to the fall of communism.
November 10th, 2009 Video Outtakes: How the Russians Rocked the Beatles
At a celebration of John Lennon’s birthday, Russian rock bands pay tribute by performing some of the Beatles’ classic hits.
October 6th, 2009 The World's Most Influential Artist:
Over 1,800 nominations were submitted for artists that changed the world.
Below are the top five nominated artists. Which has had the greatest impact on history?
The Beatles -- 58%
Pete Seeger -- 16%
Bob Dylan -- 9%
Michael Jackson -- 8%
U2/Bono -- 7%

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