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Batch of 59 rare Beatles songs to be released for sale

LONDON (Reuters) - Rare recordings of 59 songs by the Beatles will go on sale for the first time on Tuesday when Apple Records makes them available for download. Apple, a label founded by the Beatles in 1968, said it would release a series of tracks from the early 1960s that were previously only available as bootleg recordings. Among the songs to be released on iTunes are versions of "She Loves You", "A Taste of Honey" and "There's a Place", as well as outtakes, demos and live performances recorded for BBC radio.

Copy of "Sgt. Pepper" signed by Beatles goes for $290k

Washington, Apr 1 (EFE).- A copy of the "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" album signed by the four members of the Beatles sold at auction in the United States for a record $290,500, The Hollywood Reporter said. An anonymous buyer from the Midwest made the winning bid for the album on Saturday in Dallas. Experts estimated before the auction that the album might bring in $30,000. It is believed that Paul McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Star signed the album cover sometime in June 1967, when "Sgt. Pepper" was released.

Beatles album sells for $290,500 at auction: report

A rare, signed copy of The Beatles' album "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" has been sold for a record $290,500 at auction, The Hollywood Reporter said. The entertainment magazine reported on its website that the album, signed by all four members of the famous band, was purchased Saturday through Dallas-based Heritage Auctions by an unnamed buyer from the Midwest. Earlier estimates suggested the album would sell for about $30,000, the publication said. The Beatles are believed to have signed the cover around June 1967 when the album was released.
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