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Fans Snap Up Beatles Music On Apple iTunes

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CUPERTINO (AP) — People snapped up more than 450,000 copies of Beatles albums plus two million individual songs during the Fab Four’s first week on sale through iTunes, according to Apple.

Apple Inc. said the best-selling Beatles album in the U.S. is “Abbey Road,” and the best-selling individual track is “Here Comes the Sun.” The Beatles Box Set, which costs $149, is No. 10 on Apple’s weekly iTunes top-10 list.

The Beatles’ music went on sale on iTunes on Nov. 16. Until then, the biggest-selling, most influential group in rock history has been glaringly absent from iTunes and other legal online music services.

Apple struck an agreement after on-and-off negotiations with the Beatles’ recording label, EMI Group, and their management company, Apple Corps.

(© 2010 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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