March 30, 2006 |
The case of Apple versus Apple is a fight over forbidden fruit. A London court is hearing arguments this week over whether Apple Computer Inc. broke a long-standing deal with Apple Corps Ltd., the Beatles' record label, when it launched its popular iTunes Music Store. The core question: Does the Cupertino, Calif., computer maker's use of its Apple logo on the online store make people think it's backed by the Fab Four?
September 15, 1997 |
Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney says that singer Bob Dylan introduced him to marijuana in the 1960s and that he then did the same for Rolling Stone Mick Jagger. McCartney also claims to have played the dominant role in his songwriting partnership with the late John Lennon, according to a new authorized biography. The book by Barry Miles, serialized in the Sunday edition of the newspaper the Observer, is based on hours of interviews with McCartney.
January 1, 2000 |
As George Harrison recovered from a knife wound to his chest, the man accused of stabbing the former Beatle was sent to a psychiatric unit Friday for immediate treatment. Michael Abram was charged with the attempted murder early Thursday of the reclusive guitarist and his wife of 21 years, Olivia. Abram appeared briefly at Oxford Magistrates Court before being sent to a medium-security psychiatric unit at the Scott Clinic outside Liverpool, in northern England.
May 10, 1997 |
The association between Ravi Shankar and George Harrison dates back more than three decades, to their meeting in 1966 in London. Shankar, now 76, was already a much honored artist at the time, one who had toured Europe and the United States, recorded widely and composed music for films. But the connection with Harrison, the lead guitar in the enormously popular Beatles, gave him a kind of instant recognizability with the then-emerging boomer generation.
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.
January 6, 1997 |
The first thing Casey Piotrowski wants to make clear is that he's not some crackpot with nothing better to do. It just happens that he likes the Beatles--a lot. And that is why this sometime actor, voice-over artist and former disc jockey has put his life on hold for most of the past year to single-mindedly pursue one goal: getting the Beatles a Grammy for their new song, "Real Love." Not just any Grammy, either, but the one for record of the year.
November 1, 1995 |
The licensing arm of Sony Corp. has a ticket to ride, and it is taking it as far as it can. Sony Signatures thinks it can cash in on interest in the Beatles that is expected to follow an upcoming three-night television special and take sales of Beatles mugs, board games, greeting cards and T-shirts to a new level. Though the defunct 1960s band remains one of the music industry's highest-grossing acts, sales of Beatles merchandise pales next to otheracts from yesteryear, such as Elvis Presley.
November 12, 1995 |
At the height of its fame in the late 1960s, the Beatles' record company, Apple Corps Ltd., was a public spectacle of creative chaos. Situated on Savile Row, Apple became a magnet for musicians, artists, filmmakers and various eccentrics to pitch their ideas--and with any luck see them become reality, thanks to free-flowing Beatle funds. These wanna-bes would wait for days, weeks, even months for a pitch meeting with a Beatle.
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.