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22nd May, 1995 - Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Martin begin work on Anthology 1 at Abbey Road Studios.

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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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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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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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MTV Music Review of The Beatles show LOVE

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20 April 2010

The in-the-round theater is equipped with 6,000 speakers that blast the tunes at sometimes concert-worthy volume as acrobats and dancers move through the early lives of the Beatles, blasting apart a WWII-era Liverpool set during a bombastic "Get Back," racing across the stage in a vintage Beetle for "Drive My Car" and filling the air with giant soap bubbles pulled from the top of a grand piano for "Strawberry Fields Forever."

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Yellow Submarine Feature Film Restored For May Release on DVD and Blu-ray

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20 March 2012

By hand, frame by frame and without the use of automated software, The Beatles' 1968 Pop Art masterpiece Yellow Submarine has been digitally restored and re-released to huge acclaim.
 
The delicate, hand-drawn artwork that revolutionised animation in its day has been brought back to its original condition, revealing it to be as thrilling a psychedelic odyssey as it was at the time of its original release.
 
Yellow Submarine was the first great, non-Disney animated feature and it's as if the music, themes, surreal humour, artwork and writing have all just been born again in 4k digital resolution.
 
Visit (link) to explore how the film was made. The site features original storyboards, cells, and making-of films.

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Roll up! Roll up! The Beatles invite you to make a reservation for the Magical Mystery Tour

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22 August 2012

"Paul said, 'Look I've got this idea,' and we said, 'Great!' - and all he had was this circle and a little dot on the top. That's where we started!" [Ringo]

In September 1967, The Beatles were making their third film, this time conceived and directed by The Beatles themselves. They loaded friends, family, a film crew and cast onto a bus, and headed west on the A30 out of London. They didn't know what was going to happen, but they didn't need to - this was The Magical Mystery Tour!

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The Beatles Live Project Begins.

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15 November 2012

The ultimate goal: to combine footage, images, music interviews, and stories in a definitive, moving and visceral feature film about Beatlemania.

Were you there? Were your parents there? Your grandparents? Now, fans from all over the world can become a true part of Beatles history by contributing their original footage, photos, or audio recordings of The Beatles in concert....

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