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Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Pop Quiz

So, pop pickers... What was the best-selling album of the 1960's?

UPDATE:
I should perhaps have been clearer! I meant the best-selling album of the decade, so that would exclude any sales from the 70's onwards. And I should have said in the UK as well...

The best-selling album in the 1960's was the soundtrack to The Sound of Music. In the UK, it was at Nr 1 for 69 weeks from 1965 to 1968!

6 comments:

Yow Mutha said...

Got to have been either the Beatles or the Rolling Stones.

Yow Mutha said...

I've just had a thought, and Dad agrees that the world's best selling album cannot be listed officially, since there is no international body to count global record sales. Historical data before the 1980's and from developing Countries are also incomplete. information is also lacking for non English language albums. However, both of the following we think sold about 30,million copies.
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band 1967
The Beatles, The Beatles a.k.a The White Album. 1968
But hey, what do we know.

Chez Guevara said...

Neither of them. In fact, this album sold more than the two best-selling Beatles albums put together...

kyklops said...

This must be a trick question, Chez, because to the best of my knowledge, and countless websites googled, The White Album was the biggest seller of the 60s. Trick?

Anonymous said...

I,m all for Julie in da dress and up da mountain,yodellahehe.

Helly x

Yow Mutha said...

Well doe a blinkin deer mate, that has really surprised me.