It was the tax shelter turned disaster turned catalog of some of the best (and most diverse) music to come out during the 1960s and 70s. It was Apple Records. Here are the Top 10 Acts to Record for Apple Records (not counting the Beatles gone solo).
10. The[lastfm link_type=”artist_info”] Sundown Playboys[/lastfm]
Formed by Lionel Cormier in 1945, Apple released the single, “Saturday Night Special,” on Apple 1852 in November 1972.
9. The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Modern Jazz Quartet[/lastfm]
Two albums by the legendary MJQ came out on Apple in 1969: Under the Jasmine Tree and Space.
8. The [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Black Dyke Mills Band[/lastfm]
Before they worked with [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Peter Gabriel[/lastfm], they released a single of the Beatles’ “Thingumybob” (backed with “Yellow Submarine”) in 1968.
7. [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]Mary Hopkin[/lastfm]
One of Apple’s more prodigious artists, Hopkin released 13 singles on the label, including her best known, “Those Were the Days.”