Park helps in Beatles record attempt

File photo dated 04/11/63 of The Beatles during rehearsals for the 1963 Royal Variety Performance, at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. The 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first hit is to be marked with a new West End show celebrating their career. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 30, 2012. Let It Be has been created by Rain, a production company which began life as a tribute band but went on to make a hit Broadway show about the Fab Four. The show will feature more than 20 hits by the band and will open at London's Prince of Wales Theatre - where the quartet famously played a 1963 Royal Variety Performance. See PA story SHOWBIZ Beatles. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
File photo dated 04/11/63 of The Beatles during rehearsals for the 1963 Royal Variety Performance, at the Prince of Wales Theatre in London. The 50th anniversary of The Beatles' first hit is to be marked with a new West End show celebrating their career. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday March 30, 2012. Let It Be has been created by Rain, a production company which began life as a tribute band but went on to make a hit Broadway show about the Fab Four. The show will feature more than 20 hits by the band and will open at London's Prince of Wales Theatre - where the quartet famously played a 1963 Royal Variety Performance. See PA story SHOWBIZ Beatles. Photo credit should read: PA/PA Wire
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DO you love the Beatles?

Well staff at one Blackpool attraction certainly do after shooting a video of workers singing the legendary pop group’s first hit while going about their work.

The idea came after plans were announced to set a new world record marking 50 years since the release of single Love Me Do yesterday.

But staff have jobs to do during park opening hours so came up with a novel idea to record the video ahead of time and make it live on the big day.

The YouTube video shows workers on the slides, cooking in the kitchen and manning the front counter, all while singing the catchy tune.

Marketing manager Jane Kelly told The Gazette: “It was amazing fun and people all around the park are still humming the tune today.

“We saw the record attempt advertised and wanted to do something a bit unusual to mark the day.

“It’s a moment in rock history and we wanted to celebrate it.

“It was great because some of the younger kids didn’t know about The Beatles so it was a fantastic way to introduce them to their music.”

A choir of more than 1,600 Beatles fans gathered at the Pier Head in Liverpool to sing rounds of the song, which reached number 17 in the charts when it was released on October 5 1962.

The record of 1,631 people singing in a round was confirmed by a Guinness World Records adjudicator.

Singing in a round involves two or more voices singing the same melody but with one voice starting at a different time so that different parts of the tune coincide at different times.

The record-breaking attempt was created by the Beatles Story exhibition and Albert Dock and was backed by Liverpool City Council.

It was part of a year-long programme of events to mark 50 years of The Beatles.

The group was led by professional singers and included members of the Liverpool Harmonic Gospel Choir and children from local schools.

To watch the video go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3nLEJEnw-Y