The Beatles albums http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/42422/all en Beatles album sells for $290,500 at auction: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/beatles-album-sells-290500-at-auction-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>Earlier estimates suggested the album would sell for about $30,000, the publication said.</p> <p>The Beatles are believed to have signed the cover around June 1967 when the album was released.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130331/beatles-album-sells-290500-at-auction-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Martin Music Technology The Beatles albums AFP Sun, 31 Mar 2013 09:30:10 +0000 5797980 at http://www.globalpost.com Copy of "Sgt. Pepper" signed by Beatles goes for $290k http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130401/copy-sgt-pepper-signed-beatles-goes-290k <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agencia EFE </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>An anonymous buyer from the Midwest made the winning bid for the album on Saturday in Dallas.</p> <p>Experts estimated before the auction that the album might bring in $30,000.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.efe.com" class="button wire efe"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#efe"><span>Copyright EFE, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia-efe/130401/copy-sgt-pepper-signed-beatles-goes-290k" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Martin Human Interest Music The Beatles albums Agencia EFE Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:00:52 +0000 5798592 at http://www.globalpost.com Batch of 59 rare Beatles songs to be released for sale http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131213/batch-59-rare-beatles-songs-be-released-sale <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/131213/batch-59-rare-beatles-songs-be-released-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> George Martin Music The Beatles The Beatles albums Thomson Reuters Fri, 13 Dec 2013 18:55:50 +0000 6019719 at http://www.globalpost.com