The Beatles compilation 1967-1970, also known as the Blue Album, was released in the United States on 2 April 1973.
The double-disc 1967-1970 retailed for $9.98, considerably higher than the conventional price of $5.98 for a single album.
Despite criticism in some quarters, however, the Blue Album topped the Billboard chart, and has since sold more than 8 million copies.
Also on this day...
- 1973: John Lennon and Yoko Ono announce the conceptual country Nutopia
- 1973: US album release: 1962-1966 (Red Album)
- 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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