My friend (a Beatles fan) just told me the following story:
The original CAT scan (a medical diagnostic tool) was called an EMI SCANNER, this is because the research was funded by the EMI record label .
And EMI was not just feeling generous, it was paid for by THE BEATLES , seems they were making so much $$$ they didn’t know what to do with it all.
I read this when I was MUCH younger, but as I recall The Beatles were looking to do some good with this money and EMI ( who had electronic interests also ) had this MAD scientist walk in one day with this crazy idea, and The Beatles chose his research specifically.
Is this true? It sounds kinda urban mythy to me but let me know if anyone has heard this before.