The Beatles compilation 1962-1966, also known as the Red Album, was released in the United States on 2 April 1973.
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.
Also on this day...
- 1973: US album release: 1967-1970 (Blue Album)
- 1973: John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce the conceptual country Nutopia
- 1970: Mixing, editing: The Long And Winding Road, I Me Mine, Across The Universe
- 1965: Mixing: You’re Going To Lose That Girl
- 1965: Filming: Help!
- 1964: Filming: A Hard Day’s Night
- 1963: Live: Azena Ballroom, Sheffield
- 1962: Live: Pavilion Theatre, Liverpool
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (lunchtime)
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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