As you may have heard, on Tuesday, November 16, everything changed. That’s right folks, generations of music fans longing to listen to The Beatles on their iPods, can now finally buy the Fab Four’s entire catalog from the iTunes store. In addition to all of their original albums, Beatles fans can stream and view the “Live at the Washington Coliseum, 1964” concert film from iTunes for free until December 31, 2010.
In other related news, some lucky New Yorkers may have seen LENNONYC on John’s 70th Birthday in Central Park, but for those who didn’t, American Masters will premiere the documentary on November 22 on PBS (Ch. 13 in New York). The film will be released on DVD by A&E Home Entertainment on November 23.
Following the breakup of the Beatles, Lennon and Ono moved to New York City in 1971, where Lennon sought to escape the mayhem of the Beatles era and focus on his family and private life. At the same time, he created some of the most acclaimed songs and albums of his career, most of them written at his apartment at The Dakota on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, including Mind Games, Whatever Gets You Thru the Night, I’m Losing You, and Woman. He also remained highly active in the anti-war movement as well as numerous other progressive political causes.
LENNONYC features never-before heard studio recordings from the Double Fantasy sessions and never-before-seen outtakes from Lennon in concert and home movies that have only recently been transferred to video. It also features exclusive interviews with Ms. Ono, who cooperated extensively with the production and offers an unprecedented level of access, as well as with artists who worked closely with Lennon during this period, including Elton John and photographer Bob Gruen (who took the iconic photograph of Lennon in front of the skyline wearing a “New York City” t-shirt). [PBS.org]
If you’d like to own your very own copy of LENNONYC, fill out the contest entry form after the jump. Contest ends on (Black) Friday, November 26 an midnight, US entrants only please, 1 entry per household.
Contest entry form and video preview of LENNONYC after the jump.