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Latest RIAA Top 10 Sales All-Time: AC/DC Rising

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Since announcing in the past year that the the Beatles infamous White Album had been certified 24x Multi-Platinum -- moving it into fourth spot on its all-time sales list past Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume I -- Aussie hard rock veterans AC/DC have now taken spot #4 from the Fab Four with their 1980 release Back In Black. Clocking in at 25 million copies, the hard-hitting rock masterpiece just keeps on selling no doubt in part fueled by nostalgia after the tragic early passing of founding brother Malcolm Young in late 2017. Incidentally, the White Album is still the top multi-disc set of all time and is actually the...

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History of The Beatles Book: Fab 4 Time Capsules From 1963 On

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The Beatles Book was a series of magazines about the Beatles that was published from 1963 through 2003, which some interruptions along the way. The magazines contained photos and stories of the group from its earliest days and helped drive the mania that surrounded the Beatles as their popularity grew. The publication was founded in 1963 by Sean O'Mahony (1932-2020), who had worked in the music business since the 1950s after first running a coffee bar. By the early 1960s he had become the advertising manager at Pop Weekly, which was a magazine published by Robert Stigwood (who later went on to sign the...

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"Hey Jude" Lyrics Net $910K In Auction

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 Handwritten lyrics of the Beatles iconic 1968 track "Hey Jude" handwritten by Paul McCartney sold on April 10, 2020 for an incredible $910,000. Auction house Julien's had expected the item to net a large sum and had estimated the value at $170-190,000 but were no doubt shocked with the end result. Likely the item's owner was more shocked! Written in black felt tip pen, the description indicated they had been used during the recording sessions for the song at Trident Studios in London.The auction was held on the date in commemoration of the Beatles breakup and featured over 250 Beatles...

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New Film "Yesterday" To Create New Beatles Fans?

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Coming to theaters this week is a new comedy-drama entitled Yesterday. Music fans and, in particular, Beatles fans will be intrigued by its premise: The main character, struggling musician Jack Malik (played by British actor Himesh Patel) learns that after a mysterious global blackout -- during which he is involved in a bus accident -- he is the only one who remembers the Beatles and their music. This of course allows him to play their songs as if he himself has written them, which he discovers causes the same mass adulation that the Beatles experienced. Sure there are some romantic...

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Beatles White Album Becomes 4th Highest Selling In U.S.

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The RIAA announced today that the Beatles infamous White Album has been certified 24x Multi-Platinum™ moving it into fourth spot on its all-time sales list past Billy Joel's Greatest Hits Volume I & Volume II, no slouch itself at 23 million copies sold.  The White Album is also the top multi-disc set of all time and is actually the Beatles best-selling album by a fairly good measure, with their second highest tally being attained by their The Beatles 1967-70 album holding down 18th spot with 17 million copies sold. Of course the Beatles had already achieved one of the most amazing feats by being...

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