Let's go back in time to the 1960 when the gas was cheap, the love was free, the Berlin wall was as erect as ever, and four mop-topped lads from a fake-sounding town in England ruled the world. Oh, the mop-topped lads in question in question are The Beatles; John, Paul, George, and Ringo.
The world's de facto favorite rock band is back in the spotlight after industry-chatter suggested that their music might be available to stream on Spotify this Christmas. While Billboard's reports are spotty, there's a strong indication that "most, if not all, will have access to the band’s catalog of studio albums next week" as early as December 24. While it's unclear which streaming site will have access, it's safe to say that anyone who's anyone will drop anything they're doing to make damn sure they can listen to "Savoy Truffle" or "Wild Honey Pie" without having to buy a record player.
It's been a notoriously slow ordeal getting the band's music online, with only Pandora's licensing laws allowing smash hits like "Yellow Submarine" and "Revolution 9" to make it to the Internet for free. Of course, you can always purchase their music on iTunes, but why buy the cow when you can get that thick, creamy, British milk for free?
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Jeremy Glass is a writer for Thrillist and his favorite Beatles song is, for real, "Savoy Truffle."