US album release: 1962-1966 (Red Album)

The Beatles compilation 1962-1966, also known as the Red Album, was released in the United States on 2 April 1973.

Its sibling release, 1967-1970 (the Blue Album), was also released on this day. Both titles went on sale in the United Kingdom on 19 April 1973.

The Beatles / 1962-1966 (Red Album)

1962-1966 topped the Cashbox chart, but peaked at number three on the Billboard chart. 1967-1970 did reach number one on Billboard, however.

Remastered versions of the Red and Blue albums were reissued on 18 October 2010 (19 October in North America) as two-CD sets. The reissues included expanded booklets with new essays by Bill Flanagan, and extra photographs of The Beatles.

John Lennon and Yoko Ono write the Declaration of Nutopia
John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce the conceptual country Nutopia
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