Beatles world record set at Liverpool's Pier Head
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Beatles world singing record set in Liverpool

5 October 2012 Last updated at 17:19 BST

A choir of more than 1,600 Beatles fans gathered in Liverpool to set a new world record marking 50 years since the release of their first hit, Love Me Do.

The group met at the Pier Head at 12:00 BST to sing rounds of the song, which reached number 17 in the charts when it was released on 5 October 1962.

The record of 1,631 people singing in a round was confirmed by a Guinness World Records adjudicator.

The previous best of 897 voices was set in Chicago in 2011.