“The White Album” Brings The Beatles A New World Record

The Beatles have achieved yet another Guinness World Record.

The organization has certified Ringo Starr's NO. 0000001 copy of The Beatles, aka "The White Album," as the most expensive vinyl record ever sold.

The pristine copy, which Starr kept in a vault for 35 years, fetched $790,000 at auction last December by Julien's in Beverly Hills, Calif. Proceeds went to the Lotus Foundation, a charity founded by Starr and his wife, Barbara Bach.

The auction also established who really possessed the first pressing of the album, which Paul McCartney once said went to John Lennon because he "shouted the loudest" for it.

The No. 0000005 copy of The Beatles sold for $30,000 at auction in 2008.

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Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.