The Beatles, Hippies and Hells Angels: Inside The Crazy World Of Apple
52 min • Culture, Business & Technology • 2017
This fascinating feature tells the story of legendary pop superstars The Beatles and their company, Apple Corps.
In 1967, The Beatles had a vision for a new kind of company that would revolutionize the music industry and unleash a wave of creativity. Made up of a diverse group of five distinct businesses, Apple Corps was to be centred on Music, Publishing, Electronics, Films and Fashion.
For the following years, in part thanks to Apple Corps, London became the most exciting place to be on the planet. Musicians, artists, fans, hippies, Hells Angels, Hare Krishnas and dreamers all descended onto the company’s headquarters - 3 Savile Row - in the hope of making their creative vision come true and to hang out at the epicentre of the psychedelic revolution.
This film draws on a rich seam of rare archive footage, period music and intimate interviews with the people whose bosses were The Beatles, and who witnessed the dazzling brilliance and daring of Apple Corps first hand. Many of the interviewees have never spoken before, including Hollywood legend Peter Coyote, and the only survivor of the original Badfinger Iine-up, Joey Molland.