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Beatles Documentary to Include Full-Length, Long-Lost First U.S. Concert

Beatles 1964 Washington, D.C., concert has not been seen in its entirety since closed-circuit broadcast in theaters a month after show

The Beatles' first live U.S. concert will be included in its entirety in the upcoming Screenvision documentary "The Beatles: The Lost Concert," which hits screens for a limited engagement next month.

Getty Images"The Beatles: The Lost Concert" will have its world premiere at New York's Ziegfeld Theater on May 6, followed by limited- engagement theatrical showings nationwide on May 17 and 22.

The concert, which occurred before an over-capacity crowd of 8,092 at the Washington, D.C., Coliseum, took place on Feb. 11, 1964, two days after the band's historic appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show."

The performance was shown in theaters on a closed-circuit system in movie theaters a month later but was subsequently lost. The footage was recently unearthed, restored and re-mastered.

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The 12-song set, which lasted just over half an hour, included such Beatles chestnuts-to-be as "She Loves You" and "Twist and Shout."

The 92-minute documentary will also include interviews with Chuck Berry, concert promoter Sid Bernstein, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry from Aerosmith, Beatles guitarist George Harrison's sister Louise and others.

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No doubt the audience will include newly minted British teen heartthrobs One Direction, who recently revealed the similarities between themselves and their mop-topped forebears during an interview.

"We did watch the Beatles' movie 'A Hard Day's Night' recently," the group's Liam Payne said, according to Sky News, "and it was funny to see things they did that are similar to us."