Beatles albums win sales honours for first time

Paul Williams

More than a dozen Beatles albums have attained platinum or gold status for the first time following changes to the way the BPI allocates sales awards.

The titles affected include landmark recordings such as Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, Abbey Road and Revolver, which all previously had received no sales certifications having been originally released prior to 1973 when the BPI introduced platinum, gold and silver awards.

Although these albums and others by the Fab Four had sold enough ...

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