Music: Blitz in Britain

England has seen nothing like it since the boom days of the Beatles a decade ago—if then. The record charts in Britain last week told a startling tale of domination of the pop-music market. Of the 100 bestselling singles, almost 25% are the work of one group. In little more than a month, the group has sold 1 million records.

Has a successor to the Beatles finally been found? Not at all. It is the Beatles themselves, all over again. Calling the tune in one of the most masterly English marketing campaigns in record-industry history is EMI, Ltd., which has recirculated the...

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