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Monday
Jan172011

Beatles Sell Five Million iTunes Tracks in Just Under Two Months

Photo Courtesy - Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- When The Beatles' music first appeared on iTunes last Nov. 16, the Fab Four sold two million singles in just the first week.  Now, two months later, is their music still as popular with iTunes customers?  The answer is a resounding "yes."

According to The Hollywood Reporter, The Beatles have sold five million tracks total, and a million full-length albums.

The George Harrison composition "Here Comes the Sun" is still the number one Beatles song download.  The band's most popular iTunes album continues to be Abbey Road.

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Thursday
Dec232010

Beatles 'Abbey Road' Street Crossing Gets Preservation Status

Photo Courtesy - EMI(LONDON) _- The zebra-striped crosswalk on the cover of The Beatles album Abbey Road has been given a Grade II status in the U.K. for its "cultural and historical importance."  The status, usually reserved for buildings and monuments, means that the spot is recognized as "nationally important and of special interest," according to the BBC.

John Penrose, the U.K.'s minister for tourism and heritage, says that the crosswalk is "no castle or cathedral but, thanks to the Beatles and a 10-minute photo shoot...has just as strong a claim as any to be seen as part of our heritage."

Abbey Road Studios, where the Fab Four recorded most of their legendary albums, was also given a Grade II status prior to the crosswalk receiving the honor.

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Monday
Dec202010

John Lennon's 'Abbey Road' White Suit Headed for Auction

Photo Courtesy - Capitol Records(NORWALK, Conn.) -- The white suit that John Lennon wore on the album cover of Abbey Road is headed for the auction block on New Year's Day.

Braswell Galleries in Norwalk, Connecticut is holding the sale, which also includes the blazer that Lennon wore in the 1971 documentary for Imagine, and a Chrysler station wagon from Lennon and Yoko Ono's New York City home.  

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