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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr celebrate new Beatles documentary

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Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr celebrate new Beatles documentary

Sir Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr were joined by the widows of John Lennon and George Harrison at the premiere of 'The Beatles: Eight Days A Week: The Touring Years', in London on Thursday (15.09.16).

The two remaining Beatles were in high spirits as they celebrated director Ron Howard's new documentary, which tells the story of the band's touring years through behind-the-scenes footage, interviews and previously unreleased music.

Paul, 74 and Ringo, 76, were joined at the screening by a number of high-profile guests but it was Yoko, 83, and Olivia, 68, the wives of their late bandmates, who were the most significant.

And of course, Ringo's wife Barbara Bach, 69, and Paul's spouse Nancy Shevell, 56, were also in attendance.

Speaking at the premiere, director Ron told BANG Showbiz: "It would have been a different story with John and George, it would have been even better fleshed out. I really miss the fact, and so do Paul and Ringo, that George and John were not here to participate in it."

However, he added: "Paul and Ringo seem very happy with the project, the way people are responding to it. If it had gone wrong, who wants to be despised by a Beatle? I mean, not me! But I like to think we made a little bit of a connection."

Paul's fashion designer daughter Stella McCartney was accompanied by her husband Alasdhair Willis, while other stars who attended the premiere included Madonna, Michael Keaton, Terry Gilliam, Michael Palin, Eric Clapton, Simon Pegg and Liam Gallagher.