The search is on for undiscovered material held by Beatles fans related to live performances staged by the band during the period known as Beatlemania. Launched yesterday (Nov. 15), “The Beatles Live! Project” says its ultimate goal is to combine footage, images, music, interviews and stories in a definitive, emotional and visceral feature film about Beatlemania.

The period of interest stretches from October 16, 1963 (the day the term “Beatlemania” was coined) to August 29, 1966, when The Beatles performed their final concert at Candlestick Park. During those years, The Beatles played more than 250 concerts in 116 cities and 18 countries. OVOW Productions Inc., the film production company heading up the project, is inviting fans with personal stories or pertinent material to submit contributions. The “collaborative global quest” will remain active through December 2012. For more information, visit The Beatles Live! Project website.