Sgt. Pepper teaches the band to play!

A voice in the background – Merry Clayton
June 1, 2021
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June 8, 2021

On June 1, 1967, when THE BEATLES album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ was released to the public in the U.S., it was quickly embraced as their finest work to date. Regarded as one of the first ‘concept’ albums, it contained thirteen selections, and even though there wasn’t a 45 rpm single release, the LP went to number one, remaining there for 15 weeks. The intriguing cover art was designed by Jann Haworth & Peter Blake. It was a break thru of creativity by the Fab 4, in terms of songwriting, creativity, and recording techniques, naming only a few. By the year 2017, when the album celebrated it’s 50th anniversary, sales were reported at over 32 million copies.