The Beatles

Tony Barrow, The Beatles's First Press Officer (1936 – 2016)

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Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Tony Barrow, who passed away at the weekend.

Tony was the Beatles' first press officer and he played an invaluable role in their early career. At a time when the band had a schedule of uninterrupted touring and countless appearances, Tony managed the ceaseless press activity. 
He also fulfilled a multitude of other jobs, from writing album sleeve notes to editing the Magical Mystery Tour strip cartoon book.

With love from all at Apple.

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HULU announces exclusive US streaming partnership for forthcoming Ron Howard documentary about the The Beatles' touring years

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Hulu has secured the exclusive US streaming video on-demand rights to Academy Award Winner Ron Howard’s feature documentary The Beatles: Eight Days A Week (working title). The film is produced with the full cooperation of Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Yoko Ono Lennon and Olivia Harrison.  

Details about the film’s international television and streaming partners, and its theatrical and DVD release in Autumn 2016 will be announced soon.

 

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THE BEATLES 5-4-3-2-1

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"It was (the second week of April,) 1964 that the British invasion of America was conclusive. The Beatles’ 'Can’t Buy Me Love’ had jumped from No.27 on the Hot 100 to the No.1 spot, in the four places behind it were Beatles' records. It was an unprecedented achievement and it is one that will never be repeated…"

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The Beatles Anthology. Streaming Now.

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Find your local streaming partner at thebeatles.com:

On April 4 at 12:01am local time, The Beatles’ acclaimed Anthology, Volumes 1-3 music collections are available for streaming worldwide.

Originally released in 2CD volumes in 1995 and 1996, Anthology’s three chronological collections of rare and previously unreleased Beatles recordings include studio outtakes and alternate versions.

The “Free as a Bird” and “Real Love” singles, from Anthology, Volume 1 and Anthology, Volume 2, respectively, were completed in 1995 by George Harrison, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr from 1977 demos recorded by John Lennon.

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Sir George Martin CBE 1926 - 2016

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We were sad to hear the news of Sir George Martin’s passing. Our love and thoughts are with his family today. It is impossible to overstate the significance of George’s contribution to the Beatles' music and the strength of his relationship with the band. He was a member of the family. We will always miss and remember him with admiration and love. “If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George” - Paul

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"Give your imagination a splash of colour"

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“It’s a Magical Mystery Tour you’ll never forget.” Toronto Star  “…extravagant mash-up of history and hallucinations, studded with dazzling special effects, hot dance moves and tantalizing gestures…” Los Angeles Times  “…hear the Beatles with fresh ears…as if for the first time.” Daily Telegraph

LOVE celebrates the musical legacy of The Beatles. Drawn from the poetry of the lyrics, LOVE explores the content of the songs in a series of scenes inhabited by real and imaginary people. The international cast of 60 channels a raw, youthful energy underscored by aerial performance, extreme sports and urban, freestyle dance.

You can order tickets HERE

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THE BEATLES NOW STREAMING

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On December 24 at 12:01am local time -- here, there and everywhere -- The Beatles’ music is available for streaming...

Apple Music

Deezer

Google Play

Microsoft Groove

Napster / Rhapsody

Amazon Prime Music

Slacker Radio

Spotify

Tidal

 

 

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Your #MyBeatles Artwork

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Show us your Beatles artwork! Illustrate the whole band from any year in their career up to 1970, tag it #MyBeatles and share to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. We'll look at all of them and share some of our favourites here and across our social channels.

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The Beatles LOVE - About The Show

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LOVE is a unique collaboration between Apple and Cirque Du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles.

Find out how the music of The Beatles and the acrobatics of Cirque have combined to make an incredible audio visual experience on stage at The Mirage, Las Vegas.

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Sir George Martin CBE 1926 - 2016

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We were sad to hear the news of Sir George Martin’s passing. Our love and thoughts are with his family today. It is impossible to overstate the significance of George’s contribution to the Beatles' music and the strength of his relationship with the band. He was a member of the family. We will always miss and remember him with admiration and love. “If anyone earned the title of the fifth Beatle it was George” - Paul

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27th January 1962

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27th January 1962 - the last concert the band played at the Aintree Institute.  

According to Mark Lewisohn, Brian Epstein was paid The Beatles’ £15 fee in loose change - he made sure they never played for promotor Brian Kelly again.

Photo by Dick Matthews / © Apple Corps

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Bob Balser

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It was with great sadness that we learnt of the passing of Robert (Bob) Balser on January 4th aged 88.

Bob along with the late Jack Stokes were the two immensely talented Animation Directors on the 1968 film Yellow Submarine.

In 2012 Bob generously gave us his time and expertise as a consultant on the restoration of the original film. A delightful man, he was considered a true friend of Apple.

We send our sincere condolences to his wife Cima and all the family.

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THE BEATLES’ VIDEOS AND TOP HITS COME TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME

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After The Beatles stopped touring, and travelling around the globe to promote new releases was impossible, the band increasingly made what could be described as “mini movies”. The Beatles approached filming with the same ease and innovative spirit they brought to the recording studio, exploring new creative possibilities with infectious delight.  The 27-track CD/DVD and CD/Blu-ray pairs beautifully restored videos for each song, with new stereo and 5.1 surround audio mixes. The brand new Beatles 1+ celebrates their career in over 200 minutes through 50 promotional films and videos. 

1+ Deluxe 2Blu-ray/CD | 1+ Deluxe 2DVD/CD | CD/Blu-ray | CD/DVD | Blu-ray | DVD | 1CD

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