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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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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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Real Love can now be watched in full on Vevo.

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Wonfor, the director of the Anthology documentary series, filmed the Beatles recording in the studio and Godley combined this with archive footage of the band, adding some animated sequences as well as film he shot in 1995.

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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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23rd March, 1964 - In His Own Write Is Published

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"I like writing books. I got a big kick out of the first one. There was a literary lunch to which I was invited and at which I couldn't thick of anything to say - I was scared stiff, that's why I didn't. I got as big a kick out of seeing that book up there in the writing world's Top Ten as I do when The Beatles get a Number One record. And the reason is that it's part of a different world." - John, from The Beatles Anthology.

Click through to read more about 'The first solo Beatle project'.

 

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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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In Memory of Allan Rouse

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Our thoughts are with the family and friends of Allan Rouse, who passed away yesterday and in particular Fiona his wife who cared for him with such tenderness and consideration following his illness.

Allan (on right) is pictured here with the engineers at Abbey Road who worked on The Beatles remasters.

Allan joined Abbey Road studios in 1972 and during his time there made an invaluable contribution towards preserving the music and legacy of The Beatles.  He worked on all the releases with extraordinary dedication and loyalty.  

We will also miss his acerbic wit that was actually part of his charm.  Allan did not suffer fools gladly but once you earned his respect he could not have been more co-operative and helpful.

Allan was a true friend of the band and of everyone at Apple, and will be remembered with great affection by those of us who were lucky enough to spend time working with him.

From Paul, Ringo, Olivia, Yoko and everyone at Apple. 

 

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OUT NOW George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music Of George Harrison.

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George Fest: A Night To Celebrate The Music of George Harrison is available today! Featuring Brian Wilson of The Beach Boys, Dhani Harrison, Norah Jones, Brandon Flowers of The Killers, The Flaming Lips, Conan O'Brien, Ben Harper and more, George Fest is a wonderful live tribute to the life of George.

Get the live album and concert-film at Amazon Music.

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7th February, 1964 - Beginning of First US Tour

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"It was so exciting on the plane, flying in to the airport, I felt as though there was a big octopus with tentacles that were grabbing the plane and dragging us down into New York. America was the best." - Ringo (from The Beatles Anthology)

Click through to hear the famous JFK Airport press conference from when the band had just landed in the United States.

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9th February, 1964 - The Beatles Make Their Ed Sullivan Show Debut

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"We were aware that Ed Sullivan was the big one because we got a telegram from Elvis and the Colonel. And I've heard that while the show was on there were no reported crimes, or very few. When The Beatles were on Ed Sullivan, even the criminals had a rest for ten minutes." - George (from The Beatles Anthology)

The broadcast was watched by an estimated 73 million viewers in over 23 million households - a record for US television, at the time.

Click through to watch the band play I Wanna Hold Your Hand on the show.

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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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