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Reader smackdown: Queen vs. The Beatles

By May 2, 2013

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Little did I know that when I wrote what I thought was a fairly mundane blog post six-and-a-half years ago that it would still be generating reader comments today.

All I did was report on some chart research that had been done in the UK that showed that in the 50 years between 1956 and 2006, Queen had sold more albums in the UK than The Beatles. From that little blurb, a battle ensued between the camps occupied by fans of those bands (with an occasional Rush or KISS devotee thrown in.)

Actually, "battle" is too strong a word. It's more like a lively, spirited debate, and as recently as last week, it still continued, showing no signs of stopping any time soon. READ MORE


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