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Old Sep 29, 2006, 11:23 PM   #1
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The Beatles' fifth British single was "I Want To Hold Your Hand"/"This Boy", released on November 29, 1963. The advance sales for this single reached an amount of almost 1,000,000 before its release. Two days before the official release the advance sales was what amount?
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I'm guessing 500,000.
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 12:24 AM   #3
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Good guess but that's too low. Try again.
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 12:27 AM   #4
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I'll return tomorrow to see if this question has been answered correctly. You all are still too low.
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 01:28 AM   #7
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Old Sep 30, 2006, 02:09 AM   #8
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The advance sales for this single reached an amount of almost 1,000,000 before its release.
George Martin: "[I Want to Hold Your Hand] was the first record to sell a million copies before its release" (Pritchard, p. 133).

So two days before, let's say...950 000.
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950,000
Whoops, I meant 960,00
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I already said 950 000!
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Ah! OK.
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well I will say 950,000 ;)
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I see that some of you forgot the rules about posting more than once before I return. That automatically disqualified you from this question.

According to my sources, the advance sales totaled 940,000 copies. "I Want To Hold Your Hand" went on the become the second biggest selling single in Britain, behind "She Loves You". By January 17, 1964 it sold 1.5 million in Britain alone. The point goes to instant karla.

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