October 29, 2007 |
From the very beginning of their career, the Beatles have proved an irresistible temptation for biographers. The first substantial book about them, Michael Braun's "Love Me Do," appeared in 1964 -- just a year after the group's initial conquest of the United Kingdom with "Please Please Me."
July 11, 2007 |
A monument to the Beatles will be built in Hamburg, Germany, where the Fab Four launched their international career 45 years ago. Radio station Oldie 95, the organizer, says the $625,000 steel monument will be built on a corner of the St. Pauli district near clubs where the Beatles played songs such as "Love Me Do" in 1962. The monument will represent Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and early Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe, who died in Hamburg in 1962, the radio station said.
April 11, 2007 |
Apple Corps, guardian of the Beatles' commercial interests, said Tuesday its chief executive, a longtime friend of the Fab Four, has quit. Neil Aspinall, a school friend of Sir Paul McCartney and George Harrison, was the band's first road manager and would drive them between gigs in his van. He later became their personal assistant and in 1968 was given a management role at Apple Records, the band's record label.
February 6, 2007 |
The long and winding road that would allow music lovers to finally meet the Beatles via digital downloads still has a few miles to go despite a copyright settlement Monday that raised hopes it would happen soon. Although the Beatles' Apple Corps record label made peace with computer and digital media company Apple Inc. over their uses of the fruit as a logo, there are hurdles to clear before "Maxwell's Silver Hammer" can be purchased on iTunes.
December 29, 2006 |
The Beatles are set to appear on British postage stamps for the first time. Some 37 years after the world's most famous pop group broke up, Britain's Royal Mail will release a set of six stamps on Jan. 9 depicting iconic Beatles' album covers. The stamps "celebrate the Beatles' extraordinary cultural contribution to Britain," the Royal Mail said. The featured albums are "With the Beatles," "Help!," "Revolver," "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band," "Abbey Road" and "Let It Be."
December 28, 2006 |
An album cover signed by all four Beatles as a gift for George Harrison's sister has sold at auction for $115,228.82. The sale, to an unidentified buyer, was believed to set a record price for a signed Beatles album purchased at a public sale, said Mark Zakarin, president of the online auction company It's Only Rock 'N Roll (www.itsonlyrocknroll.com). The copy of "Meet the Beatles," the band's first U.S. release on Capitol Records, was put up for sale by Harrison's sister, Louise.