Tuesday, July 01, 2008

The Beatles on Apple Records

The stories behind the entire Beatles catalog on Apple Records -- From Hey Jude and The White Album through Anthology and Beatles 1

Compiled by Bruce Spizer

Foreword by Ken Mansfield, First U.S. Manager of Apple Records

"We've got this thing called Apple, which is going to be records, films and electronics."
-- John Lennon

In May of 1968, John Lennon and Paul McCartney flew to New York City to promote the Beatles home-grown business venture, Apple Corps. The following August, Apple Records released its first single, Hey Jude b/w Revolution. This was followed three months later by The White Album. Apple went on to issue an impressive collection of Beatles singles and albums in 1969 and 1970.

This book covers the records issued on the Apple label in America from 1968 through 1970, as well as the Red and Blue hits collections from 1973 and the triumphant return of Apple in the nineties. The book concludes with the phenomenally successful Beatles 1 released at the true end of the millennium in late 2000.

The Beatles on Apple Records is the fourth installment of Bruce Spizer's critically acclaimed series on the Beatles American records and the follow-up to The Beatles' Story on Capitol Records.

"You can now know what we knew and see what we saw through this wonderful book. Bruce Spizer is the ultimate presenter of the historical phenomenon known as the Beatles." From the foreword by Ken Mansfield, Apple's first U.S. manager

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