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Beatles fans set record with 'Love Me Do' singalong


Fans of the Beatles set a new world record in the band's native Liverpool, England, on Friday to mark the 50th anniversary of the release of their first hit "Love Me Do."

The Fab Four's debut single hit store shelves on Oct. 5, 1962, and in recognition of the occasion, more than 1,600 fans from around the world descended on the group's home city for a mass singalong to the track.

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And the event landed a place in history - the 1,631 voices that took part achieved an entry in the Guinness World Records, according to the BBC. Jerry Goldman, Managing Director of the Beatles Story exhibition, says, "We wanted everybody to be able to celebrate together and we wanted the eyes of the world to be on Liverpool."

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Oct 7, 2012 6:40AM
I'm calling BS! Everyone knows the record holder was in the late 70's...

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony
I'd like to buy the world a Coke
And keep it company

I'd like to see the world for once
All standing hand in hand
And hear them echo through the hills
For peace throughout the land

(That's the song I sing)
I'd like to teach the world to sing
(Let the world sing today)
In perfect harmony

I'd like to teach the world to sing
In perfect harmony

Id like to build the world a home
And furnish it with love
Grow apple trees and honey bees
And snow-white turtle doves"

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