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Love Me Do - A Beatles Story. A quick video from the Guinness World Record Attempt in Liverpool.

1631 Liverpudlians came out in force to successfully break the Guinness World Record on Friday.

At 11.50am UK time today the people of Liverpool smashed a Guinness World Record and in doing so celebrated the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles debut single ‘Love Me Do’ in unique style.

Instigated by the city’s award-winning Beatles Story attraction with the support of Liverpool City and the Albert Dock, 1631 people sang their hearts out on a cold October morning smashing the previous record set by a group in Chicago, USA in October 2011

Their backdrop? The city’s iconic Liver Building of course.

The record – the most people singing ‘in a round’ – previous stood at 897. ‘A round’ is where two groups sing exactly the same melody with each group beginning at different times so that different parts of the melody coincide in the different voices.

Those contributing to smash the Guinness World Record included 1400 local choir members, Liverpudlians, international tourists, local schools, lunching office workers, shoppers and a legion of Beatles fans who had travelled from as far away as Brazil, Argentina, Norway and even Australia. There was even a couple celebrating their 50th anniversary attending who’d had ‘Love Me Do’ as their first wedding dance!

Special thanks to "word-wizard" Richard Hector-Jones from Creative Concern for the press release above.

For more PR, commercial and other photography - head back to my website Liverpool Photographer Ant Clausen

Sue is a Beatles Fan. She travelled all the way from California for the John Lennon Candle Vigil in Liverpool

It's a massive shame that her Liverpool cab-driver didn't know where it was then! Hey-ho... I'd just finishing photographing the chilly outdoor vigil when I first saw Sue. I was with the 'Creative Concern' crew (a top draw Agency from over Manchester way) heading over to the Beatles Story for the second half of the Vigil. She was kinda distraught after being driven around Liverpool City Centre for the past hour. Good news then that the vigil continued and Sue got to boogie to Twist and Shout and numerous other Beatles tracks being belted out by the local musicians. These devoted fans turn up every year to commemorate the untimely death of John Lennon. Sue's fingernails have photos on them from the various times she's met Paul McCartney. Now that's a dedicated fan!

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A chilly start to the evening culminated in a nice cosy singalong with cups of tea and coffee kindly supplied by the Beatles Story...

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photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

photos of john lennon peace vigil, liverpool, photography, pics, beatles, story

On another note - I have 5 more sleeps till i'll be headed back to New Zealand for Christmas

So even though the blogging has not exactly been great the past few months due to the photography going a little bit nuts - i'll be blogging a lot more in the new year! Ciao a tutti!