Peter Jackson’s collaborative docuseries, The Beatles: Get Back, has concluded on Disney+. The series explores the professional lives of band members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and George Harrison, and fans of the iconic British band are wondering who Michael Lindsay-Hogg is.
The three-part docuseries is an examination of the band’s professional life as well as a more intimate and humorous look at their time together. The extent of the narrative covers the band’s making of the 1970 album ‘Let It Be’ – under the titular working title ‘Get Back’ – and leans on material captured by Michael Lindsay-Hogg’s 1970 album documentary.
The final part aired on Saturday, November 27, 2021.
Who is Michael Lindsay-Hogg?
Michael Lindsay-Hogg is an American director with 111 credits to his professional name.
Helming television series such as Tinsel’s Town, Marsalis on Music, and Play for Today, Lindsay-Hogg is also a notable director in the music business.
On top of directing a handful of music-based documentaries, including Paul Simon, Graceland: The African Concert, and Neil Young in Berlin, Lindsay-Hogg has also directed a number of music videos for The Rolling Stones, such as Hang Fire and Start Me Up.
Lindsay-Hogg was also behind the popular documentary Let It Be.
The Beatles: Get Back docuseries
Most notably, Lindsay-Hogg is the man responsible for collecting all of the footage featured in Jackson’s The Beatles: Get Back.
Known as the band’s ‘breakup movie,” Lindsay-Hogg’s footage has not surfaced for decades, until Jackson presented his project and edited the footage into an eight-hour documentary.
While the series focuses on behind-the-scenes footage of the band, Lindsay-Hogg does make several appearances in the series as he was an integral part of filming the footage.
Where is the director now?
Aside from entertaining promotional work for the documentary series, Lindsay-Hogg is also standing strong against various criticisms surfacing about his Let It Be documentary.
Speaking to People, Lindsay-Hogg spoke about Ringo Starr’s feelings towards the documentary: “It’s frustrating because it colored the way Let It Be has been looked at for 50 years. When Ringo says, ‘Well, I don’t like the movie…’ he hasn’t seen it for 50 years and doesn’t really know what’s in it anymore.”
The 81-year-old now resides in Hudson and continues to be an inspiration for musical documentaries because of his skill in storytelling.
The Beatles: Get Back is available to stream on Disney+.
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