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Tally Ho: The Beatles By Number

Fab Four facts and figures -- A numerical look at Paul, John, George and Ringo's lasting influence

Number of yeahs the Beatles sing in ''She Loves You'': 24

Number of faces on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band: 75

Amount of time photographer Iain Macmillan was given to shoot the cover of Abbey Road: 10 minutes

Number of Beatles songs with a woman's name in the title: 18

Average length of a Beatles concert in their first American tour: 28 minutes

Amount Beatles received to play The Ed Sullivan Show: $3,500

Amount ABC reportedly paid for rights to the Beatles Anthology documentary: $20 million

Length of shortest Beatles track: 23 seconds (''Her Majesty,'' from Abbey Road)

Longest chart life of any Beatles single: 19 weeks (''Hey Jude'')

Length of the longest Beatles track: 8 minutes, 15 seconds (''Revolution 9,'' from the White Album)

Number of Beatles singles that reached No. 1: 20

Number of weeks Beatles albums have spent at No. 1: 147

Number of people referred to as ''the Fifth Beatle'': 28 (including Neil Aspinall, Pete Best, Eric Clapton, Brian Epstein, Murray ''the K'' Kaufman, George Martin, Yoko Ono, Billy Preston, Tony Sheridan, Ed Sullivan, and Stu Sutcliffe)

Number of solo albums by individual Beatles: 71

Number of Beatles kids: 10; grandkids: 1

Number of members in Official Beatles Fan Club at its height in 1965: 80,000

Number of Beatles fanzines currently published worldwide: 44

Number of Beatles conventions held each year worldwide: 15

Number of Beatles-related websites listed on Dave Haber's website: 52

Number of years that Beatlemania toured the United States: 5

Number of Beatles tribute bands that are currently performing: 44

Number of permutations of the band Wings: 6

Amount that Paul made on ''Yesterday'' last year alone: $50,000

Number of music artists who have covered ''Yesterday'': 2,961

Estimate of Paul's worth: $600 million

Number of slices sacrificed to film Ringo's Pizza Hut commercial: 12

Introductory interest rate that's charged on the Ringo-designed Discover card: 5.9 percent

Average price of each Beatles song (251 total) bought by Michael Jackson from ATV Music: $189,243

Highest amount a Beatles-related item sold for at auction: $2.3 million (in 1985, for John's 1965 psychedelic Rolls-Royce)

Amount that the Fab Three were recently offered to play 10 concerts: $100 million

Amount for which the Beatles sued Nike for using the song ''Revolution'' in a 1987 commercial: $15 million (terms of the settlement are confidential)

Amount that's generated on Beatles bootlegs yearly: $2.7 million

Number of Beatles biographies registered at the Library of Congress: 177; John bios: 69; Paul bios: 23; George bios: 6; Ringo bios: 2.

(additional reporting by Bryan Robinson and Laura C. Smith)

Originally posted Nov 17, 1995 Published in issue #301 Nov 17, 1995 Order article reprints
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