The Beatles
The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper Turns 50

He's not sixty-four yet, but he's getting there.

To mark the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band by The Beatles on 1 June 1967, the BBC is celebrating the same in a series of radio and TV specials, including a video series about each of the 60+ people on the cover.

Here is Lewis Carroll in the series

Worth noting is that the widely recognized cover depicting several dozen celebrities was to win a Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts for creators American sculptor Jann Haworth and British pop artist/painter Peter Blake.

And here is a doc about the making of, incorporating interviews and footage from the ‘60s

Here’s a trailer from an upcoming ‘It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles Sgt Pepper & Beyond’

About the ‘Anniversary Edition’ of Sgt. Pepper

Apple Corps. Ltd./Capitol will release "a suite of lavishly presented ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Anniversary Edition packages” on May 26. The album is remixed by Giles Martin and Sam Okell in stereo and 5.1 surround audio and expanded with early takes from the studio sessions, including 34 previously unreleased recordings.

Paul McCartney talking about the famous album cover

And a bit of 'mop top' humour

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