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The Material World Foundation Launches The Inner Light Challenge After Donating An Immediate $500,000 To Help Those Impacted By Covid-19

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The Material World Foundation, created by George Harrison in 1973, is today donating $500,000 to the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, Save the Children and Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) charities, which are providing much needed aid and care during this COVID-19 pandemic.

To help raise additional funds the Foundation has also launched The Inner Light Challenge. The challenge asks people around the globe to share a verse, chorus, or line from The Beatles song ‘The Inner Light’ and post it with the hashtag #innerlight2020. For every person that shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the #innerlight2020 hashtag, the Material World Foundation will give another $1 (up to $100,000) to help those affected by the virus.

Without going out of my door, I can know all things on earth.

Without looking out of my window, I can know the ways of heaven.

Olivia Harrison said, "These lyrics sung by George are a positive reminder to all of us who are isolating, in quarantine or respecting the request to shelter in place. Let’s get and stay connected at this difficult time.  There are things we can do to help and we invite you to share your Inner Light.”

The Inner Light Challenge:

The Material World Foundation will donate another $1 (up to $100,000) for every one of you who shares their own "Inner Light" moment on social media using the hashtag #innerlight2020 

This can be a verse, a chorus, or a line from the song, just sing it, play it, hum it, strum it, paint it, knit it, chant it, plant it, pray or meditate and post it to social media using the hashtag #innerlight2020

Watch Dhani Harrison’s cover of the song here:  https://youtu.be/229aVjM4uf8 

Without going out of my door
I can know all things on earth
Without looking out of my window
I can know the ways of heaven

The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows

Without going out of your door
You can know all things on earth
Without looking out of your window
You can know the ways of heaven

The farther one travels
The less one knows
The less one really knows
Arrive without traveling
See all without looking
Do all without doing

#innerlight2020

www.materialworldfoundation.com
www.georgeharrison.com

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THE WALT DISNEY STUDIOS TO RELEASE ACCLAIMED FILMMAKER PETER JACKSON’S DOCUMENTARY "THE BEATLES: GET BACK" IN THEATERS NATIONWIDE SEPTEMBER 4, 2020

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The Walt Disney Studios has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to acclaimed filmmaker Peter Jackson’s previously announced Beatles documentary. The film will showcase the warmth, camaraderie and humor of the making of the legendary band’s studio album, "Let It Be," and their final live concert as a group, the iconic rooftop performance on London’s Savile Row. "The Beatles: Get Back" will be released by The Walt Disney Studios in the United States and Canada on September 4, 2020, with additional details and dates for the film’s global release to follow.

The announcement was made earlier today by Robert A. Iger, Executive Chairman, The Walt Disney Company, at Disney’s annual meeting of shareholders.

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The George Harrison Woodland Walk To Be Opened in Liverpool

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To mark what would have been George’s 77th birthday, Liverpool City Council and the George Harrison Estate announce that a new memorial woodland in his honour will open in Liverpool.

The George Harrison Woodland Walk, will be located in south Liverpool close to where George was born and grew up.  The 12 acre site will combine garden and woodland with a number of artistic installations inspired by George's life and lyrics.

The city council and the Harrison family want to encourage artists to design new artworks which will take pride of place in the garden. More information on submitting an expression of interest can be found at www.cultureliverpool.co.uk/harrison

Olivia Harrison, George’s wife, said: “‘George was an avid gardener who found solace and joy in being in the outdoors. I don’t think there is any better way to commemorate him in Liverpool than with a garden which can become a place of tranquillity and reflection for everyone. I am really looking forward to watching it change and grow over the coming years.” 

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'ON AIR - LIVE AT THE BBC VOL2' to be released

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12 September 2013

In the studios of the British Broadcasting Corporation, The Beatles performed music for a variety of radio shows. On Air - Live at the BBC Volume 2 presents the sound of The Beatles seizing their moment to play for the nation. 

The new 2CD and Vinyl LP Collections Feature 40 Performances from The Beatles’ 1963-1964 BBC Radio Broadcasts.  On Air’s 63 tracks, none of which overlaps with The Beatles’ first BBC release, include 37 previously unreleased performances and 23 previously unreleased recordings of in-studio banter and conversation between the band’s members and their BBC radio hosts. 

Thrilled to hear these exciting recordings again, Paul McCartney said, “There’s a lot of energy and spirit. We are going for it, not holding back at all, trying to put in the best performance of our lifetimes.”

Pre-order your copy from the official stores:

UK Store 

USA Store

Japan Store

Brazil Store

Your local retailer

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What's 'New' with Paul McCartney?

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29 August 2013

Paul has made some 'New' music available. It's available from iTunes at: http://www.itunes.com/paulmccartney

Speaking about the New track, Paul said: "We can do what we want, we can live as we choose."

This new track hints at things to come from Paul's forthcoming New album, set for release on October 14th in the UK (October 15th in the US). This will be his first album of brand New solo material in six years. Paul's New album will include 12 new songs, which he worked on with new collaborators. Paul’s New song is produced by Mark Ronson.

More new details to follow in the coming weeks at http://paulmccartney.com

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Octopus's Garden is brought to life by Ringo as a kid's picture book

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26 August 2013

Here’s an exclusive look at the artwork from the forthcoming picture book of Octopus’s Garden – publishing this October, the song will be brought to life by illustrator Ben Cort and published with a CD of Ringo reading the story and an original, previously un-heard recording of the song by Ringo.

The picture book of Octopus's Garden is now available to pre-order at here 

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The new Beatles LOVE wrap

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11 July 2013

The new Beatles LOVE wrap is now up at The Mirage Hotel and Casino! LOVE is a unique collaboration between Apple and Cirque Du Soleil celebrating the musical legacy of The Beatles. Born from a personal friendship and mutual admiration between the late George Harrison and Cirque founder Guy Laliberté,

LOVE brings the magic of Cirque du Soleil together with the spirit and passion behind the most beloved rock group of all time to create a vivid, intimate and powerful entertainment experience. With panoramic sound and visuals, the audience experience The Beatles as never before...

To find out more about The Beatles LOVE by Cirque du Soleil show visit the official site at http://www.cirquedusoleil.com/love

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Help! is out on Blu-Ray

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25 June 2013

Help! – The Beatles’ second feature film – has made its eagerly awaited Blu-ray debut in a single-disc package, pairing the digitally restored film and 5.1 soundtrack with an hour of extra features.

An introduction by the film’s director, Richard Lester, and an appreciation by Martin Scorsese are included in the Blu-ray’s booklet.

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Recording Please Please Me In A Day

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10 February 2013

On 11th February 1963 the band recorded debut album Please Please Me, 10 of 14 tracks laid down in one day.  On 50th anniversary of the session, artists including Graham Coxon, Glenn Tilbrook and Chris Difford from Squeeze and Manchester’s I Am Kloot join soul sensation Joss Stone, The Stereophonics, Gabrielle Aplin and Mick Hucknall attempted the same feat in same time, in the same studio.  

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BETA site is launched

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Welcome to the brand new thebeatles.com. 

If you would like to stay in touch and keep up to date with all the latest information and news, please register your email address.  You can store your favourite tracks, comment on your top videos and keep up to date on the newest content we post up.

We also would welcome your feedback - report any issues you may have had or tell us what you think of the new design by emailing post@applecorpsltd.com.

Thank you, and hope you enjoy the site!

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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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