More than 1,600 Beatles fans sing classic track to set new world record
A choir of more than 1,600 Beatles fans gathered in Liverpool to create a new world record marking 50 years of the legendary bands first hit, 'Love Me Do.'
The group met at the Pier Head at 12:00 BST to sing rounds of the song, which peaked at number 17 in the charts when it was released on October 5, 1962, the BBC reported.
A Guinness World Records adjudicator confirmed the record of 1,631 people singing in a round.
The previous best was - 897 people singing 'Danke Schoen' in Chicago in 2011.
The world record attempt was created by the Beatles Story exhibition and Albert Dock and was backed by the Liverpool City Council.
The record-breaking attempt was part of a year-long programme of events to mark 50 years of The Beatles.
The group was led by professional singers, and included members of the Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir and kids from schools including Dovedale primary, Windsor Street, from Toxteth, Archbishop Beck and Archbishop Blanche.
People from Canada, the United States and Japan came to Liverpool to join the group.
"We've been Beatles fans since we were children," Beatle fan Sandi Hetherington, from Pennsylvania, United States, said.
"We watched the Beatles when they were first televised when they were on The Ed Sullivan Show, we watched the cartoon, we have always been fans," she said.
Jerry Goldman, Managing Director of the Beatles Story, said: "We wanted everybody to be able to celebrate together and we wanted the eyes of the world to be on Liverpool."