Hey Jude, I Want To Hold Your Hand. While My Guitar Gently Weeps, Let It Be. A Hard Day’s Night, Come Together. Is there really anything more to say about The Beatles? On 6 July 1957, a certain John Lennon met a certain Paul McCartney for the first time. Introduced by a mutual friend at a local church festival where Lennon’s band played, this was the day the English rock band has its roots. Sixty years on, the band is still widely regarded as one of the most influential acts during its time. Ron Howard’s documentary film The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years provides insights into the band’s touring years from 1962 to 1966.