Posts tagged ‘Apple’

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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December 6, 2011

Sour Milk Sea

George Harrison wrote “Sour Milk Sea” during The Beatles’ stay in Rishikesh, and recorded a demo of the song at his home in Esher, with the other members of the band playing along. The song was given to fellow Apple artist Jackie Lomax, who released it as a single in 1968. The Beatles’ version has not been officially released.

September 10, 2011

The Beatles Again

Apple Records released a compilation of The Beatles’ non-album singles and b-sides in 1970 entitled Hey Jude. The album was originally to be titled The Beatles Again, but was changed at the last minute to promote the “Hey Jude” single. The name change was completed after the labels were printed, so the original pressings still contain this name.

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.

November 17, 2010

The Beatles on iTunes

After years of speculation and legal battles between The Beatles’ Apple Records and Apple Computers, The Beatles have finally released their entire music catalog through the iTunes music sharing program. Fans can download the albums, individual tracks, and The Beatles Box, which includes an exclusive video of the band Live at the Washington Coliseum in 1964.

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