Sir Paul McCartney says that negotiations to allow The Beatles’ catalogue to appear on Apple’s iTunes store have currently “stalled”.
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A forthcoming as-yet-untitled video game is to feature songs by The Beatles, as a result of a deal between Apple Corps Ltd and Viacom’s MTV Networks, makers of the popular Rock Band game.
The long-awaited limited edition Beatles-branded iPod has gone on sale at exclusively at Bloomingdale’s.
Brian Epstein‘s copy of his management contract with The Beatles is expected to fetch £250,000 ($470,000) at a London auction.
US department store Bloomingdales is to produce strictly limited edition Beatles iPods. The gadgets will be sold with The Beatles’ back catalogue. Only 2,500 will be made, making them instant collector’s items.
American fans of The Beatles are in for a treat, with a new edition of the classic game Monopoly to feature albums and items from the group’s career.
The drum head which appeared on the cover of The Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has sold for £541,250 ($1.07m), nearly four times the estimated price, at an auction in London.
George Harrison was seriously injured after being stabbed multiple times by an intruder in his home, Friar Park near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire.
George Harrison‘s home in Maui, Hawaii was broken into by a 27-year-old woman called Cristin Keleher.
Strawberry Fields, a 2.5 acre section of Central Park in Manhattan, New York City dedicated to John Lennon, was officially opened on this day. 9 October 1985 would have been Lennon’s 45th birthday.
On the 44th anniversary of John Lennon‘s birth, Yoko Ono donated $90,000 to the Strawberry Field Salvation Army building in Liverpool.
In celebration of what would have been John Lennon‘s 41st birthday, a seven foot bronze statue was unveiled outside City Hall in Los Angeles.
Living at the Dakota Building in New York City, John Lennon wrote a to-do list on this day for his assistant Fred Seaman.
Wings’ 11-date tour of Japan was scheduled to run from 21 January to 2 February 1980. On this day Paul and Linda McCartney and their four children arrived in the country.
A little more than a week after they put their 26-room Georgian mansion Tittenhurst Park up for sale, John Lennon and Yoko Ono sold it to Lennon’s former bandmate Ringo Starr.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono put their English mansion Tittenhurst Park on the market on this day.
Although their solo project had largely been successful, 1970 was a dark year for The Beatles. Their group activities were limited to finishing off the Let It Be album, dealing with business activities at Apple, and giving occasional interviews to the press.
Although stories about The Beatles’ split had been reported almost since they became famous, by early 1970 they had become hard to ignore. All the members were working on solo projects, and although they remained in the public eye, they were rarely seen as a group.
In one of their more peculiar publicity stunts, John Lennon and Yoko Ono exchanged a bag of their shorn hair for a pair of Muhammad Ali’s bloodstained boxing shorts on this day.
John Lennon and Yoko Ono stayed in Aalborg in Denmark over the new year and most of January 1970, to be with Ono’s daughter Kyoko. She was living there with Tony Cox, Ono’s second husband, and his new wife Melinde.