The Beatles compilation 1962-1966, also known as the Red Album, was released in the United Kingdom on 19 April 1973.
Its sibling release, 1967-1970 (the Blue Album), was also released on this day. Both titles had gone on sale in the United States on 2 April 1973.
In the UK the Red Album reached number three on the official albums chart.
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.
Last updated: 10 September 2021
Also on this day...
- 2015: Paul McCartney inducts Ringo Starr into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
- 2014: Paul McCartney live: Estadio Centenario, Montevideo, Uruguay
- 2012: Paul McCartney live: Estadio El Campín, Bogotá, Colombia
- 1973: UK album release: 1967-1970 (Blue Album)
- 1968: Apple Corps advertises for new talent
- 1967: Mixing: Good Morning Good Morning, Only A Northern Song
- 1967: The Beatles & Co. is formed
- 1966: Recording, mixing: Doctor Robert
- 1965: US single release: Ticket To Ride
- 1964: Recording: Around The Beatles
- 1963: Live: Mersey Beat Showcase, Stoke-on-Trent
- 1962: Live: Star-Club, Hamburg
- 1961: Live: Top Ten Club, Hamburg
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