The Beatles and iTunes to Come Together?

The Beatles and Apple look set to finally put aside their differences and team up to put the band's back catalogue on iTunes for download.The Fab Four

The Beatles and Apple look set to finally put aside their differences and team up to put the band's back catalogue on iTunes for download.

The Fab Four have been conspicuously absent from our favourite download dens for many years but according to today's Evening Standard newspaper that's all about to change.

The London daily claims that the tracks will hit iTunes just as soon as Sir Paul McCartney's divorce from Heather Mills is complete. It's said that Macca's legal team will relieve his Scouse piggy bank of a whopping £5 million and he'll need a way to pay the bill. Well, we always did think he must be a bit strapped for cash by now.

Experts reckon the whole lot could be worth up to £200 million – plenty to keep Ringo Starr afloat now that the income from his career-defining role on Thomas the Tank Engine has dried up.

If the deal does go ahead and the tracks hit iTunes you can expect to see Beatles tunes in the top 40 for many months to come. Altogether now: 'Hey Jude, don't make it bad, take a sad song and make it better...'

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