CSPC: The Beatles Popularity Analysis

Remaining Long Format Part 4 – EPs

Seeing the likes Please Please Me, With the Beatles and Beatles For Sale around 6 million copies sold to date in their original format make them look much weaker than their latter material. The reality is different through. Those albums have not only generated sales of various other similar local releases, they also contributed immensely into millions of EP sales.

As per CSPC rules, an EP is weighted as half of an album. The only exception is Magical Mystery Tour EP which was a double one, thus getting back a full one album equivalent weighting. This makes perfect sense as this EP was exactly released instead of the album in some countries back in the day, including in the UK.

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Tom Riise

An update on The Beatles would be great.

Eric Williams

BFD on amount of records sold. Theres more people in the world. All these groups/people are playing because of the BEATLES. I bought my first guitar from a guys living room. I traded my flute in for an electric guitar, at Jacks Drum Shop, after Feb. 1964 when they were on Ed Sullivan. There was no Guitar Center, or anything like that. Since the BEATLES, everyone and their brother play guitar.

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