Brian May’s Realest Thoughts About The Beatles Documentary ‘Get Back’
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Queen and the Beatles are two of the legendary rock bands who have influenced a lot of artists in their generation. They both found fame and success contributing much great music in the history of rock. However, these similarities aren’t the only things that resonated strongly with Queen co-founder Brian May after watching 2021 The Beatles: Get Back.
The guitarist saw a lot of himself and his bandmates in the documentary series. May revealed to Louder Sound:
“[The Beatles: Get Back] was very close to home for us because they were the kind of situations we very often found ourselves in. I found the first episode quite difficult because they’re not really getting on and the creative juices aren’t flowing very well. But the second episode is a lot nicer to watch. It’s great to see George Harrison come into his own. And there are moments of pure magic, like John Lennon singing the song that has the melody of Jealous Guy but with completely different lyrics. That knocked me sideways.”
The Beatles: Get Back didn’t only featured the never-before-seen footage of the band as they worked on what would become their final album, 1970’s Let It Be, but it also took the viewers behind the curtain of the Fab Four capturing their relationship with each other off the stage. It definitely showed a different side of the Beatles that we know on screen.
Although, Queen lead singer Freddie Mercury has his own biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody, May said his band is unlikely to be the center of a documentary as he claims that Queen was “very self-conscious” about having cameras around them and there wouldn’t be enough footage to put something like The Beatles: Get Back.