Are you fascinated by the Beatles? Do you ever wonder why this one band from Liverpool, England, became such a global phenomena? What made the Beatles so compelling? Why does their music continue to inspire millions of listeners five decades after they disbanded?
Today, on the 53rd Anniversary of the Beatles' legendary rooftop concert, I am delighted to announce the premiere of my new 16-minute video, "The Beatles: Six Creative Secrets Revealed in Get Back."
This video explores the mysteries of creative genius as exemplified by the Beatles. Their extraordinary success was no accident; it had everything to do with the way they created music together.
I can't say enough about the importance of Peter Jackson's documentary, The Beatles: Get Back, which gives us a unique glimpse into the Beatles' creative process. Viewers get the rare opportunity to see moments of creative inspiration for themselves. As a creativity researcher, I am hard pressed to think of any other film that compares. The amazing footage in Get Back, which sat in a vault for over five decades, illustrates to perfection what I have been sharing with you about "The Art of Creative Inspiration." As this new video will show, the Beatles were masters of this art. As songwriters, John Lennon and Paul McCartney valued inspiration, intuition, and imagination in a way that only the most inspiring artists do.
I want to thank Peter Jackson and everyone involved in the making of Get Back first of all for their dedication to what was undoubtedly a painstaking process, as they spent years combing through old film stock in search of hidden treasures. Also, I am grateful to the filmmakers for their generosity in letting people like me use clips from the film so that we may offer our own take on what we have witnessed, observed, and discovered about the Beatles' uniquely passionate and playful approach to creativity. Please feel free to share your own impressions after watching my video. Thank you!
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