The new technology age – or perhaps, the Apple era – has come to full maturity as the Beatles finally make it to iTunes. This has taken so long because of various copyright issues which presumably are now resolved (the Beatles’ own record label was also ‘Apple‘). Within hours of the launch, their greatest album, Abbey Road, has made it into the top 10 albums. I am told that a whole generation of young music fans who don’t buy CDs will now hear the Beatles more or less for the first time.

It is of course extraordinary that a band that was together for eight years or so and disbanded 40 years ago should be able to create such a splash now.

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2 Comments on “iBeatlemania”

  1. copernicus Says:


    It is nostalgia. I grew up listening to them.

    • I agree that nostalgia plays a part, but that can’t be the whole story. Otherwise the iTunes charts would be featuring lots of other once very famous acts now long forgotten. Come to think of it, when you and I were growing up listening to the Beatles, were others listening to singers from the 1920s? That would be the then equivalent of listening to the Beatles now!

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