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‘The Beatles’ Second Album’ peaks at #1 in USA 50 years ago today (May 2 1964)

Video: 'The Beatles Second Album stereo lp'

(Saturday, May 2, 1964)The Beatles’ Second Album, the second U.S. album by the rock band from Liverpool, England, to be issued by Capitol Records, peaked at #1 on today’s Billboard 200 albums chart for five consecutive weeks (May 2/9/16/23/30, 1964). It was the band’s second consecutive number 1 album on the chart since Feb. 15, 1964, and marked 16 straight weeks in the #1 position.