* The Northern premiere of "A Hard Day's Night" in Liverpool saw the band greeted by
200,000 people in their hometown.
* Piccadilly Circus and surrounding streets were effectively shut down for traffic
when The Beatles' movies premiered.
* In Adelaide, Australia, the band was greeted by an estimated 300,000 fans.
* The noise from a jet as heard from ground level is 100 decibels. At a Beatles concert,
the decibel range of the fans screaming was from 112 to 117 decibels.
* The Ed Sullivan Theatre has a total of 728 seats. When The Beatles were scheduled
to appear for their now-historic show in February 1964, 50,000 people applied for tickets.
* When The Beatles returned to England from their short Swedish tour on 31 October 1963, they
were greeted at Heathrow Airport by 20,000 fans.
* In Melbourne, Australia, the Army had to step in to help police control the Beatlemaniac
* U.S. number one albums: 19
* Total weeks spent at #1 in the U.S.: 175 weeks
* U.K. number one singles: 18
* Total weeks spent at #1 in the U.K. singles charts: 69 weeks
* U.K. Number one albums: 15
* Total weeks spent at #1
in the U.K. album charts: 175 weeks
* Biggest first-week sales of a double album: The Beatles Anthology
1, selling 855,473 copies in the U.S. from 21 to 28 November 1995.
* Fastest selling single: "I Want To Hold Your Hand"... It sold 250,000
copies within its first three days of release; 1 million after two weeks, and within 20 days, it sold 10,000 copies an hour
(!) in NYC alone.
* Biggest advance orders for a single: "Can't Buy Me Love" with
2.1 million advance orders in the U.S.
* The greatest volume of sales in a 12 month period: 1996-1997, with The
* Likewise, these albums gave them 3 consecutive #1's in the space of a 12 month
* "1" reached #1 in 35 countries; it holds the record for an album
debuting at #1 in the most countries simultaneously.
* "1" was released in 2000 and became not just the biggest-selling album of
that year, but of the entire decade.
* "1" is also the fastest-selling CD of all time, selling over 13 million copies in
* The U.K.'s biggest-selling album of all time is "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club
Band," with over 4.5 million copies sold.
* 73 million viewers saw The Beatles on The Ed Sullivan Show, a record
audience in U.S. TV ratings history.
* As the first band to appear at a stadium, The Beatles also set records in terms of
attendance (the largest audience ever assembled for a live show at the time) and earnings with their performance at NY's Shea
Stadium in 15 August 1965.