At long last, The Beatles are on iTunes

Apple finally cuts deal to make legendary band's music available for download

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In a press release Tuesday, Jobs said, "We love the Beatles and are honored and thrilled to welcome them to iTunes."

McCartney, meanwhile, said, "It's fantastic to see the songs we originally released on vinyl receive as much love in the digital world as they did the first time around."

And the band's other surviving member, drummer Ringo Starr -- who has become somewhat of a curmudgeon in recent years -- said, "I am particularly glad to no longer be asked when the Beatles are coming to iTunes."

Way to get into the spirit of things, Ringo.

Chris Nerney writes about the business side of technology market strategies and trends, legal issues, leadership changes, mergers, venture capital, IPOs and technology stocks. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisNerney.

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