In the greater context of sixties pop history, "94 Baker Street" may not have the same cachet as "The Brill Building" or even "Denmark Street," but it was from that building - on the corner of Baker and Paddington in London - where some of the most exciting English pop and psych sounds of 1967 and 1968 originated.
It was from 94 Baker Street that THE BEATLES launched their APPLE organisation, starting with APPLE MUSIC PUBLISHING, which opened for business at Baker Street in September 1967.
Apple Records began with high spirits and hope. Although, in addition to the Beatles themselves, Apple saw success with artists such as Badfinger and Mary Hopkin, various signings had their hopes dashed.
Over the course of two years, Apple Publishing would nurture the careers of artists such as Focal Point, Grapefruit, the Iveys (and later Badfinger), Tony Hill (of TheMisunderstood and later High Tide), Drew & Dy, The Marmalade, Paintbox, Timon and Mortimer, the Cups, Second Hand, John Fitch & Associates, the Fire, Sands, Ways and Means, Denis Couldry. They released songs administered by Apple's publishing company, without actually releasing material on the Apple label. There a lot of Apple psych cuts such as Focal Point's 'Never Never', Fire's "Father's Name Is Dad", Paintbox's 'Getting Ready For love', The Sands' "Listen To The Sky", Paul Jones' "The Dog Presides"...
Focal Point were actually the first group ever signed to Apple Pubishing and not Grapefruit, as reports have always indicated.
APPLE PUBLISHING - CDs
APPLE PUBLISHING - Singles
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