Sgt Pepper ranks as the top UK album of all time
THE Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band has been named the most popular British album of all time.
Released in May 1967, the classic record has been crowned the favourite album in UK chart history with 5.34 million combined sales, by the Official Charts Company.
The seminal LP contains songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane and Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds, on what was an experimental album.
Its place in the top spot confirms Sir Paul McCartney’s title as the most successful album artist in UK chart history.
The record came ahead of Adele’s 21, which earned second place on the chart, to be counted down on BBC Radio 2’s Pick Of The Pops. The Adele album achieved 5.11 million sales.
The 1995 Oasis album (What’s The Story) Morning Glory came third with 4.94 million sales.
In fourth place, with 4.47 million sales, was Pink Floyd’s 1973 release Dark Side of the Moon. This edged out Michael Jackson’s 1982 album Thriller, which had almost equal sales.
The top 10 is completed by Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms, Michael Jackson’s Bad, Fleetwood Mac’s Rumours, Amy Winehouse’s Back to Black, and Adele again with 25.