DS, signed “Neil Aspinall,” four pages on two adjoining sheets, 8 x 13, stamp-dated 1969. Document entitled “Annual Return of a Company having a Share Capital,” being the tax return for the Beatles’ Apple Films for the year of 1968. Inside of the return lists the formal names, addresses, and business occupations of all five directors, being the Beatles and Aspinall, with the band’s list of directorships listed on separate sheets. Signed twice at the conclusion by Aspinall. In fine condition, with a central vertical fold and expected document wear. Apple Films was the film-making division of Apple Corps, whose releases included Magical Mystery Tour, Yellow Submarine, and Let It Be. Tension between the band members was escalating during 1968 as the worked on the ‘White’ album, with Ringo even quitting the band for two weeks, and Lennon alienating himself from the others at his insistence of Yoko Ono attending their recording sessions. RR Auction COA.
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