Archive for ‘Apple’

May 6, 2012

The Apple Boutique

As one of the first business ventures by The Beatles’ fledgling company Apple Corps, the Apple Boutique was opened on Baker Street in London in 1967. The brilliant psychedelic painting on the side of the building was done by British artists The Fool, and the shop sold a variety of world music albums, hippie clothing and artwork. The shop was a collosal failure, and ended up closing in 1968. The company decided to give away all of the merchandise, with one item free item per person allowed to be taken.

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February 1, 2012

The Rooftop Concert

The Beatles performed their last ever live performance on the roof of the Apple Records building on January 30th, 1969. The concert was to be the climax of their in-progress Get Back film, which showed the band rehearsing and writing new songs in preparation for a live performance. The show was cut short by the police after local residents complained about the noise.

 

Watch a live performance of “Get Back” from the rooftop concert after the jump!

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January 19, 2011

Red Apple

The Beatles’ Let it Be was the final studio album released while the band was still together. Released on Apple records, the record label sported a red apple instead of the standard green Granny Smith that appeared on all prior Apple Records labels. It is said that the red signified that the album was not distributed by Capitol Records in the U.S.