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Michael Jackson Buys The Beatles

August 14, 1985

Jackson outbids Paul McCartney and Yoko Ono for the rights to more than 250 songs written by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. Ono and McCartney consider bidding a combined $20 million for the collection, but Ono decides that is more than the collection is worth. Jackson’s purchase price of $47.5 million, though more than double, is still far less than what the songs would sell for now.

For more information, seeĀ “Michael Jackson’s Estate: Saved by the Beatles.”

 

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