February, 1965 - Beatles For Sale Reaches No.1 In UK Record Retailer Chart

Beatles For Sale

February 27th, 1965

#OTD in 1965, Beatles For Sale is No. 1 in the UK Record Retailer chart. The album was released on 4th December, 1964 - just 21 weeks after A Hard Day's Night. It was The Beatles’ fourth album release in less than two years.

The Making Of Beatles For Sale

This is an extract from the album's liner notes, written by Derek Taylor, the band's press officer: ⁠

There's priceless history between these covers. None of us is getting any younger. When, in a generation or so, a radio-active, cigar-smoking child, picnicking on Saturn, asks you what the Beatle affair was all about---'Did you actually know them?'---don't try to explain all about the long hair and the screams! Just play the child a few tracks from this album and he'll probably understand what it was all about. The kids of AD 2000 will draw from the music much the same sense of well being and warmth as we do today.

Derek Taylor

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