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Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been named the most popular British album of all time

The Beatles' album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band named best ever album Photo: PA

The Beatles' ground-breaking release Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has been named the most popular British album of all time.

First released in 1967, the classic record has been crowned the favourite album in UK chart history with 5.34 million combined sales.

The LP featured songs such as Strawberry Fields Forever, Penny Lane and Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds, on what was an experimental album.

The Fab Four from Liverpool Credit: PA

The record came ahead of Adele's 21, which earned second place on the Official charts, which achieved 5.11 million sales.

The 1995 Oasis album (What's The Story) Morning Glory came third with 4.94 million sales.

In fourth, with 4.47 million sales, was Pink Floyd's 1973 release Dark Side Of The Moon. This edged out Michael Jackson's 1982 album Thriller which had almost equal sales.

The top 10 is completed by Dire Straits' Brothers In Arms, Michael Jackson's Bad, Fleetwood Mac's Rumours, Amy Winehouse's Back To Black, and Adele again with 25.

The chart has been released to celebrate National Album Day