Beatles fans set Guinness record with "Love Me Do" sing-a-long

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The Beatles released "Love Me Do" 50 years ago -- on Oct. 5, 1962, and to commemorate the anniversary, more than 1,600 Beatles fans gathered in the Fab Four's native Liverpool, England, to set a new world record.

BBC News reports that the choir group made up of fans from all over the world met at the Liverpool's Pier Head to sing "Love Me Do," the group's first single. Guinness World Records confirmed that a record 1,631 people sang the song, easily beating the previous record, set last year in Chicago when 897 people belted out "Danke Schoen" to honor 25 years since the release of "Ferris Bueller's Day Off."

Organized by the Beatles Story exhibition and Albert Dock, with support from the Liverpool City Council, the gathering was just one of many events commemorating 50 years of The Beatles.

"Love Me Do" marked The Beatles' debut single, peaking at No. 17 on the U.K. charts; it went to No. 1 two years later in the United States.

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