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2011-07-26 11:52:00

LOS ANGELES, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- George Harrison's GRAMMY-winning Concert for Bangladesh album makes its exclusive digital debut on the iTunes Store (www.itunes.com) today, 40 years after the historic concert event on August 1, 1971. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110726/LA41660) To celebrate the anniversary and honor Harrison's legacy of giving back, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF today announces a special 'Month of Giving' donation campaign in August for the...

2010-08-05 09:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- The dazzling range of music originally issued by Apple Records between 1968 and 1973, which is now the subject of an unprecedented multi-album worldwide campaign starting October 26th -- including remastered CDs (with bonus material revealed for the first time below) and Apple's first digital downloads -- will now be augmented by two additional titles: 'Come and Get It: The Best Of Apple Records,' the first commercially issued multi-artist compilation in the...

2010-07-06 09:39:00

HOLLYWOOD, Calif., July 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Launched by The Beatles in 1968, as the new outlet for their own recordings as well as the music of an eclectic roster of artists - James Taylor, Badfinger, Billy Preston, Mary Hopkin, Doris Troy, and Jackie Lomax among them - who were all personally brought to the label by The Beatles (individually and/or collectively), Apple Records made popular music history from the very moment it opened its doors. Four decades later, Apple Corps Ltd. and EMI...

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2009-12-03 07:40:00

LAS VEGAS, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Recently some rare and unreleased John Lennon recordings were discovered in a vault. These recordings were taped on August 19, 1980. They were done separately from the mysteriously missing video footage that was filmed at what is believed to be John Lennon's last recording session with his band prior to his death. Even more incredible, these recordings have never been released until now. Twenty-nine years ago on December 08, 1980, The Beatles fans were...

2009-09-30 07:00:00

NEW YORK, Sept. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Sony Music Entertainment and EMI Music Publishing have struck an historic licensing deal to release, through Sony's Legacy Recordings, the monumental catalog of Phil Spector's Philles Records recordings from a range of artists including the Ronettes, the Crystals, Bob B. Soxx & the Blue Jeans, Lenny Bruce and more. The new deal covers the United States, with an international roll-out to follow. The first release under the new arrangement will be...

2009-07-05 11:30:56

U.S. music manager Allen Klein, who managed the British rock band the Beatles, has died at the age of 77, his publicist says. Klein founded the Allen Klein & Co. music label that eventually became ABKCO Music & Records, a label that featured the likes of the Rolling Stones, the Kinks and the Animals. Klein had a reputation for a blunt and aggressive style of negotiating in the music industry while representing music greats such as Sam Cooke and Bobby Darin, CNN reported Sunday. The...

2006-06-06 14:35:27

By Dean Goodman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Keyboardist Billy Preston, a so-called "fifth Beatle" who also played with the Rolling Stones and enjoyed solo success in his own right, died in Arizona on Tuesday after a long illness. He was 59. Preston had been in a coma at Scottsdale Healthcare Shea in Scottsdale, Arizona, since last November after suffering kidney failure and related illnesses, the legacy of a longtime battle with drugs that landed him in prison in the late 1990s. His...

2005-12-16 09:04:00

By Adam Pasick LONDON (Reuters) - Echoing their song "You Never Give Me Your Money," The Beatles have sued record company EMI Group, claiming that they are owed 30 million pounds ($53.1 million) in royalties after negotiations broke down. Apple Records -- owned by Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and the families of John Lennon and George Harrison -- said on Friday that an audit determined that EMI has not been fulfilling the terms of its contract. EMI owns the copyright to The Beatles...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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