It was 50 years ago today that the Beatles changed the world of pop music forever with the release of the album “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” To mark the occasion, the Beatles’ masterpiece will be reissued in a single CD; double CD; double vinyl; and a super deluxe edition containing six CDs.
Iconic might be the most hackneyed word in the English language, but If there was an artist’s work fitting of the word, it is this album. “Sgt. Pepper” challenged cultural, musical, fashion, and even spiritual conventions. It ushered in the idealism of the summer of love, moved the counterculture into the mainstream, and stamped the Beatles as the spokesmen for a generation.
So, “Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite,” as well as anyone who wore out the grooves on the record, here are 22 here are 22 anecdotes about “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”