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The Beatles’ contract with EMI expires 40 years ago today (Jan 26 1976)

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(Monday, January 26, 1976) — The Beatles’ nine-year recording contract with EMI expired today — Paul McCartney remained with EMI, Ringo Starr would sign with Atlantic (in the U.S.) and Polydor (everywhere else), and George Harrison would go with his own label, Dark Horse, which was distributed by A&M. John Lennon does not sign a new contract.