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Rare Beatles footage available online

Among the videos are reports of Beatlemania and John and Yoko Ono’s "bed-in".

art and culture Updated: Mar 15, 2007 18:41 IST

Fans of legendary band The Beatles can now buy their rare news footage and interviews on the online download service Wippit.

Among the videos are reports of Beatlemania sweeping the globe in 1964, Sir Paul McCartney’s marriage, and Sir John Lennon and Yoko Ono’s "bed-in" in 1969.<b1>

However, the band’s songs are still not legally available online because their record label EMI resists the download market.

<b2>According to the BBC, EMI has warned Wippit to remove a statement from its website which says that it would be selling Beatles’ content.

The footage that comes from the ITN, Pathe, and Reuters archives also includes the Fab Four at award shows, on the set of their film Help! and meeting dignitaries.

Video downloads are available in the Windows Media Video format at the cost of 49p each or as bundles from 4.99 pounds.

Except for North America, they can be bought from any place around the world.