Touching down: The Beatles wave after arriving in San Francisco on Aug. 18, 1964.
The Beatles played their iconic songs in countless legendary venues, but until Tuesday their music had yet to conquer one crucial platform: iTunes. That’s about to change, thanks to a long-awaited and now done deal between the band and Apple Inc. —KA
The Wall Street Journal:
We’re really excited to bring the Beatles’ music to iTunes,” band member Sir Paul McCartney said in a statement. “It’s fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around.”
The deal covers the band’s 13 original studio albums and special box sets. Individual songs cost $1.29, most albums are priced at $12.99 and double albums, such as “Past Masters,” cost $19.99. The popular “White Album” also costs $19.99.