The Beatles acquire the property at 3 Savile Row, London

Saturday, June 22, 1968
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3 Savile Row, London, UK

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On this day (even if the New Musical Express reported it in its June 1, 1968 edition), the Beatles acquired a five-storey property at 3 Savile Row, London, for a price of £500,000. They would move from their offices at 95 Wigmore Street to Savile Row, on July 15, 1968.

It would become Apple’s headquarters till 1972. It would continue to be used as a recording studio till May 1975. In October 1976, The Beatles finally sold it.

The original idea that was put to me was that they would buy an estate and we’d all live on it. There’d be a big dome in the middle, which would be Apple, and then there’d be four corridors leading to four large houses, one for John, one for Paul, one for George and one for Ringo. And around the estate, there would be other houses, sort of gardener’s domes, and we’d live in there. One way and another a good time would be had by all. Well, the reality was that they did not try and buy an estate because, land being what it is, the nearest place we could get was Norwich, and nobody could see us running a record company out of Norwich, crazy though we were. So, you settle for compromises and we ended up in a five-storey property, at No. 3, Savile Row.

Alistair Taylor – From “The Beatles: Off the Record” by Keith Badman
From New Musical Express – June 1, 1968
From B35207 – Beatles Apple Records Postcard Savile Row Building 60/70s (UK) – Tracks – An original late 1960s early 1970s Apple Records postcard featuring a black and white image of Apple HQ building at 3 Savile Row, London. The postcard also features a black and white apple logo and the address ‘3 Savile Row London W.1’ on the front. The building was the headquarters of Apple Records in the late 1960s early to 1970s. 3 Savile row was also where the Beatles played their last ever public performance, on the roof, on the 30th January 1969. It measures 10cm x 15cm (4 inches x 6 inches). The condition is very good plus.

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