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The Beatles were still on vacation during the week of May 6, 1963. By the time they returned, their Please Please Me LP had moved up to number one on the Record Retailer Britain’s Top 20 LP’s chart, joining From Me To You, which had topped the magazine’s singles chart the week before.

The group’s first post-vacation concert was on Saturday, May 11, at the Imperial Ballroom in Lancashire, where over 2,000 fans showed up to see England’s latest chart-toppers. On Sunday, the group was in Alpha Television Studios in Birmingham to tape mined performances of From Me To You, their number one single, and I Saw Her Standing There, the exciting lead track on their number one album, for broadcast on the May 18 ABC TV show Thank Your Lucky Stars.

Today’s trivia questions pertain to the U.K. chart performance of the Beatles Please Please Me LP.

  1. In addition to Record Retailer, what other U.K. music magazines charted the Beatles Please Please Me LP at number one?
  2. What album did Please Please Me replace at the top of the Record Retailer LP chart?
  3. How many weeks did the Beatles Please Please Me LP hold down the number one spot on the Record Retailer LP chart?
  4. What album finally knocked the Please Please Me LP from the top of the Record Retailer LP chart?
  5. How many weeks was the Please Please Me LP on the Record Retailer LP charts during 1963 and 1964?

  1. The Beatles Please Please Me LP topped the album charts published by Record Retailer, Melody Maker, New Musical Express and Disc Weekly.
  2. The Beatles Please Please Me LP replaced the soundtrack to Summer Holiday by Cliff Richard and the Shadows at the number one spot on the Record Retailer LP chart.
  3. The Beatles Please Please Me LP held down the number one spot on the Record Retailer LP charts for an incredible 30 straight weeks.
  4. The Beatles Please Please Me LP was finally knocked out of the number one spot on the Record Retailer LP chart by the next Beatles album, With The Beatles.
  5. The Beatles Please Please Me LP was on the Record Retailer LP charts for 70 weeks during 1963 and 1964.

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