Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Buy the Big Apple!

The former headquarters of the Beatles' company Apple Corps. is once again on the market, for a cool $36 million. The London townhouse at 3 Saville Row, which the group bought in 1968 for $725,000, housed the band's personal offices, Apple's basement studios where Let It Be was recorded, along with portions of George Harrison's Living In The Material World and Ringo Starr's Ringo albums, among others.

The Beatles' final performance on January 30th, 1969 took place on the roof of 3 Saville Row.

Apple moved from the Saville Row location in the mid-'70s, although Paul McCartney and brother Mike recorded in the Apple basement studio as late as 1977.

Leigh Thomas, a representative for Kier Property which owns the five-story building which was built in 1735, told "It's being marketed internationally. If someone wants a bit of heritage with a bit of history of the band, then this is the place. I still get goose bumps in here. It's the world's biggest piece of memorabilia."
Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl has earned high marks from former Beatle Paul McCartney for his work behind the drums during McCartney's performance at the 51st Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night (February 8th). Asked backstage how the collaboration came out, McCartney told reporters that it was based on past experience: "Dave originally played with us in Liverpool, where I did a concert last year, and he played alongside my drummer Abe (Laboriel), but Abe wasn't available for this -- he's in Japan with Mr. (Eric) Clapton. So we rang Dave up and said, 'Can you do it?' He said, 'Yeaaah!' So it was great."

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