Apple Corps open offices in London

Monday, January 22, 1968
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On this day, Apple Corps opened their offices at 95 Wigmore Street, in London. From Medium:

[…] Apple’s first office was above the boutique, then shortly afterwards they moved to more permanent, although still temporary, offices at 95 Wigmore Street on January 22. The choice of Marylebone as a location was Paul McCartney’s: he knew the area well from living for several years in Wimpole Street in the house of his then girlfriend Jane Asher. Apple’s appointed A&R man, Peter Asher, also lived there in Weymouth Street, so it was convenient for both of them. […]

From Why The Beatles Created Apple Music | by Barry Miles | Cuepoint | Medium

Apple Corps would stay in Wigmore Street till July 1968. On June 22, it would acquire a property at 3 Savile Row, London, and would move there on July 15.

A funny anecdote was that Apple’s staff were not allowed to play music, to not disturb the other tenants in the building.

“I wish to inform you that under the terms of our lease, we are strictly prohibited from playing any musical instruments (including tape recorders and record players) on these premises. If there are any complaints from our superior landlords who are above us or our landlords who are below us, we can be sued for breach of our lease.”

Internal memo at 95 Wigmore Street – From “The Beatles: Off the Record” by Keith Badman
From Kenwood: Duke Street and Wigmore Street: Apple and ale. (kenwoodlennon.blogspot.com) – In the first half of 1968, Apple resided not at Savile Row, but at 95 Wigmore Street, where the corps occupied a 4th floor suite. Above is a shot of John, Paul and Neil Aspinall from that time in that location. Duke Street, a small terrace connecting Wigmore Street and Manchester Square (then home to EMI), can be seen through the window over John’s shoulder. The lower pic above dates from the early 70s, and was taken in Duke Street, near the Devonshire Arms, which is on the left. […]
From B31660 – The Beatles 1968 Apple Corps Wigmore Street Letterhead Paper (UK) – Tracks – A rare piece of Apple Corps Ltd. 95 Wigmore Street, London, W1 letterhead paper from 1968. The paper has the early Apple design on the right side. Directors N. S. Aspinall – H. Pinsker – D O’DELL printed at the bottom. This is one of the earliest examples of Apple letterhead paper and also one of the rarest as The Beatles only had a one year lease at Wigmore Street before moving to Savile Row.
From Just a moment! – English musician Paul McCartney with recording executive and manager of The Beatles, Ronald Kass; and press officer to The Beatles, Derek Taylor at Apple Music Records offices, June 13, 1968.
From Just a moment! – English musician Paul McCartney with recording executive and manager of The Beatles, Ronald Kass; and press officer to The Beatles, Derek Taylor at Apple Music Records offices, June 13, 1968.

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