Lonely Hearts Club

December 08, 2010, 9:27 AM GMT+0

Sir Paul McCartney is the nation’s favourite Beatle, while Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is the most-loved album, our poll to mark John Lennon’s death has found.

  • McCartney scored 22% of the public vote to come in first place as Brits’ favourite Beatle
  • Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band came top of the list with 12%

Lennon, who was murdered by Mark David Chapman twenty years ago today, came in close second place with 19% saying he was their favourite member of the Liverpudlian quartet.

A Hard Day’s Night and The White Album (both 5%) came in joint second place as Brits’ favourite album.

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  • Paul McCartney was especially popular with the ladies, with 25% of women
    favouring him compared to 20% of men
  • And despite coming second overall, John Lennon fans do have something to Twist and Shout about, as he was the most popular in total amongst men, scoring 23% (compared to 15% among women).

51% of Brits say they don’t have a favourite Beatles album, while 41% couldn’t pick a favourite from the famous four.

See the survey details and full results here