Ukulele Sales in the USA 1956 and 1966

The following sales statistics come from the magazine Billboard vol. 79, No. 16, 1 July 1967, p. 47:

1956                                                    1966

   (Million units)                               (Million units)

Pianos                           19.7                                                23.3

Guitars                           2.6                                                10.0

Drums                            0.2                                                  1.1

Harmonicas                    0.4                                                 1.0

Zithers and Bongos       0.02                                               1.1

Accordians                      1.5                                                  1.0

UKULELES                     1.5                                                 0.8

The articles ascribes the change between the years to the Beatles. (But George and Paul play(ed) ukulele!)

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