Apple Inc has dismissed claims in the U.K. press that the Beatles catalog is about to be made available online through the computer giant's iTunes Music Store as "unsubstantiated speculation."
Also known as the 'fifth Beatle', producer George Martin was inducted into the UK Music Hall Of Fame on the 15th of November. Razorlight's Johnny Borrell was joined by Corinne Bailey Rae, Roger Taylor from Queen (on drums), Jose Gonzalez (on guitar) for a medley of tracks from Abbey Road in honour of the great man. 'Golden Slumbers', 'Carry That Weight', 'The End' were backed by a massive orchestra and conducted by George Martin himself.Chancellor Of The Exchequer Gordon Brown inducted the Beatles producer to a chorus of boos and shouts of 'muderder' from a crowd mostly dominated by Bon Jovi fans.Wolfmother covered Led Zeppelin's classic 'Communication Breakdown' as the latter rock gods were inducted. Jimmy Page accepted the award.Prince accepted his induction from Beyonce, James Brown was lauded by Soul II Soul's Jazzie B. Joss Stone played in honour of Dusty Springfield.Beach Boys legend Brian Wilson was also inducted, and performed a few of his classic songs, including the 1966 Number One 'Good Vibrations'.
A "new" album of Beatles music mixed by their legendary producer George Martin and described as a new "way of reliving the whole Beatles musical lifespan", will be released on November 20. It will be released in a CD/DVD format and will contain 78 minutes of 'new' Beatles material. The album was created by Sir George Martin and his son Giles Martin.The pair used master tapes of original Beatles recordings for a collaboration with Cirque Du Soleil.In a statement, Paul McCartney said: "This album puts The Beatles back together again, because suddenly there's John and George with me and Ringo."Ringo Starr added: "George and Giles did such a great job combining these tracks. It's really powerful for me and I even heard things I'd forgotten we'd recorded."Track List'Because''Get Back''Glass Onion''Eleanor Rigby'/'Julia' (Transistion)'I Am The Walrus''I Want To Hold Your Hand''Drive My Car'/' The Word'/'What You're Doing''Gnik Nus''Something'/'Blue Jay Way' (Transition)'Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite!'/'I Want You (She's So Heavy)'/ 'Helter Skelter''Help!''Blackbird'/'Yesterday''Strawberry Fields Forever''Within You Without You'/'Tomorrow Never Knows''Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds''Octopus's Garden''Lady Madonna''Here Comes The Sun'/'The Inner Light' (Transition)'Come Together'/'Dear Prudence'/'Cry Baby Cry' (Transition)'Revolution''Back In The USSR''While My Guitar Gently Weeps''A Day In The Life''Hey Jude''Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)''All You Need Is Love'