ON this day, June 1, in 1967, the Beatles’ 40-minute masterpiece Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released.
Those 12 songs (with a reprise of the title track at the end) changed pop music forever.
The Beatles spent 129 days, 400 hours, recording this album.
it all started, according to Paul McCartney, over a conversation with road manager Mal Evans on a flight home to England. The topic was salt and pepper. It was misheard as Sgt. Pepper . And so the seed was planted of a fictitious band whose hope was that fans would all “like the show”.