A Day In The Life - 26th September 1969: UK release of Abbey Road.
The Beatles’ 12th official album, Abbey Road, is released in the UK on this day. Their last-recorded album, it is issued only in stereo, as Apple PCS 7088.
Abbey Road makes its UK chart debut on 4 October 1969 at number one, following advance sales of 190,000. It tops the chart for 11 weeks, before dropping to number two when The Rolling Stones’ Let It Bleed is released, but returns to the top spot a week later, on 27 December, and stays there for a further six weeks. In total the album spends 92 weeks in the UK top 75.
Worldwide, it sells four million copies in its first six weeks on sale, and a further million by the end of 1969 - making it the best-selling long-player of the year. Abbey Road is the fourth best-selling album of the entire 1960s, and the eighth best-selling of 1970. In 1980 it becomes The Beatles’ first album to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide.
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