You either loved or loathed Steve Jobs, but one thing most of us agree on – his unorthodox style of leadership certainly worked well. He often seemed to rule the company from the heart, and a story which was posted online yesterday seems to verify his love for music, and The Beatles in particular.
In 2009, when Jobs was recovering from his liver transplant surgery in Memphis, he made a trip to Sun Studio, the famous studio where Elvis Presley and many others recorded their classic hits.
For the trip, Jobs had a tour guide – a young musician called David Brookings. The trip was memorable for Brookings, because Jobs was so impressed with the young man that Apple offered him a job to help enhance the Apple library of early blues and rock recording on the iTunes store. It is well known that Steve Jobs was a huge fan of both The Beatles and Bob Dylan.
Brookings didn’t turn the company down, moving to California to start the new job.[yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZiNhTx9Sbh4′]
The fascinating story unfolds to detail that Brookings recorded 209 Beatles songs in 209 days, between 2010 and 2011.
According to his website, he has released five albums and is working on a new one now. His band David Brookings and the Average Lookings, are playing concerts in the Bay Area.
Kitguru says: Jobs may be gone now, but the more interesting stories of his ‘adventures’ and employee signing decisions are still creeping into the public domain.