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More from year 1968
Rumours of Apple’s acquisition surface
Aug 06, 1971
Allen Klein becomes business manager of Apple
Mar 21, 1969
Apple Records is officially launched
Aug 11, 1968
Paul McCartney on promotional duties for Apple in Los Angeles
June 20-25, 1968
Apple publishes an ad to find new talent
Apr 19, 1968
Mar 29, 1968
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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
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