“The entire solo catalog of the late rock icon John Lennon will be made available for Internet download for the first time in December, his record label has said,” Reuters reports. “The digital release of Lennon’s collection makes him the first former Beatle whose whole body of solo work has been made commercially available on legitimate online music services, EMI Music said.”
Reuters reports, “The Lennon material will be sold by such online music services as Napster, Rhapsody, MSN Music and Yahoo Music Unlimited. One music site conspicuously excluded from the digital release is iTunes due to a trademark dispute between its parent company, Apple Computer Inc, and the Beatles’ Apple Corps Ltd over competing names of the two entities.”
Reuters reports, “The digital release of Lennon’s songs roughly coincides with two notable red-letter dates — his would-have-been 65th birthday last month and the 25th anniversary of his murder by a deranged fan outside his New York apartment building on December 8, 1980.”
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