Apple Corps and Apple Inc have joined forces to release a new iTunes store app containing lyrics and guitar chords for more than 160 Beatles songs.
The Beatles: The Little Black Song Book for iPhone and iPod Touch also features 30 fully-licensed backing tracks for musicians to play along with, and several instructional videos.
This is the first officially endorsed Beatles material to be sold on iTunes, and marks perhaps the first breakthrough in the impasse between the two Apple companies which has left The Beatles’ music absent from the iTunes thus far.
The Little Black Song Book costs US$6.50/£3.99, and requires the iPhone 2.2.1 Software Update or later.
Also on this day...
- 2010: Ringo to get Hollywood Walk of Fame star in February
- 1974: US single release: Jet by Paul McCartney and Wings
- 1969: Allen Klein meets The Beatles
- 1969: Get Back/Let It Be sessions: day 17
- 1964: Travel: Lennon and Harrison fly from Paris to London
- 1963: Live: Majestic Ballroom, Newcastle
- 1962: Live: Casbah Coffee Club, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Aintree Institute, Liverpool
- 1961: Live: Lathom Hall, Liverpool
Want more? Visit the Beatles history section.