They are the biggest and greatest band the world has ever seen, and now the TODAY show will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ most successful album Abbey Road with a huge week-long Beatle Mania broadcast live from Britain.
Culminating in an exclusive breakfast TV interview with the Fab Four’s Ringo Starr to talk all things The Beatles, Nine’s Entertainment Editor Richard Wilkins and Weather Presenter Stevie Jacobs will take viewers on a musical trip through London and Liverpool.
With the 50th anniversary of the album release being on September 26, the week will end with exclusive access to a party at the Abbey Road Studios and interviews with people who have a unique insight into the making of the iconic album, including a chat with Giles Martin, son of The Beatles’ legendary producer Sir George Martin.
The week starts with Richard and Stevie – joined by a group of Aussie expats – on top of an open-air London bus as they drive around the capital showing some of the world’s most iconic sights that fall as a backdrop to countless of The Beatles songs.
On Tuesday, Stevie will be in Liverpool visiting the Beatles Story interactive museum, while Dickie will be at London’s Carnaby Street, which still retains its Sixties Psychedelic character and was a regular haunt of The Beatles. Dickie will also speak to one of the world’s hottest acts, Fat Boy Slim.