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You'll finally be able to listen to The Beatles on Spotify this Christmas

Several other music streaming services are also making hundreds of tracks from the Fab Four available for the first time.

sgt pepper The famous cover of The Beatles' Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band album

HUNDREDS OF SONGS by The Beatles are to appear on music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music for the first time.

The band’s 13 remastered studio albums and four compilations will be made available on a total of nine music streaming services on Christmas Eve.

The announcement ends arguably the most high-profile artist holdout from music streaming services.

The Beatles’ representative group Apple Corps and its label Universal Music took five years to make the band’s music available on iTunes before signing an exclusive deal in 2010.

But on this occasion the band’s representatives have opted to make the tracks available to stream on several services.

These include Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, Amazon Prime, Tidal, Deezer, Slacker, Microsoft’s Groove and Rhapsody.

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The deal involves a total of 224 songs from the band’s original albums as well as several collections.

The Liverpool foursome – John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr – were formed in 1960 and had a total of 27 UK and US number ones before splitting in 1970.

They are widely regarded as the most influential music act of a generation and are the best-selling band in history, with an estimated 600 million records sold worldwide.

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