BEATLES FANS CELEBRATE A GUINNESS WORLD RECORD
On October 5th 2012 the people of Liverpool smashed a Guinness World Record and in doing so celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles debut single ‘Love Me Do’ in unique style.
Instigated by the city’s award-winning Beatles Story attraction with the support of Liverpool City and the Albert Dock, 1631 people sang their hearts out on a cold October morning smashing the previous record set by a group in Chicago, USA in October 2011.
Their backdrop? The city’s iconic Liver Building of course.
The record - the most people singing ‘in a round’ - previous stood at 897. ‘A round’ is where two groups sing exactly the same melody with each group beginning at different times so that different parts of the melody coincide in the different voices.
Those contributing to smash the Guinness World Record included local choir members, Liverpudlians, international tourists, local schools, lunching office workers, shoppers and a legion of Beatles fans who had travelled from as far away as Brazil, Argentina, Norway and even Australia. There was even a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary attending who’d had ‘Love Me Do’ as their first wedding dance!
Jerry Goldman, MD of organisers The Beatles Story said,
“What a magnificent way for Liverpool to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the debut single of the world’s most influential group. The choirs were amazing, the schools were superb and the people who travelled from all over the world to be part of this event did us all proud.
“We smashed a Guinness World Record on the biggest ever anniversary of the Beatles music and that has now gone down in musical history.”
Click here to download a Guinness World Record certificate for participants in the Love Me Do Weekend.
Find out more about how the city of Liverpool is celebrating 50 years of the Beatles www.visitliverpool.com/music/50-years-of-the-beatles/
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