Remembering 1968: The Revolutionary “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Heart Club Band”

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

1968 was a year like no other, not least because it was the year The Beatles won four Grammys for an album like no other.
With Mark Phillips this morning, we'll be doing some time traveling:

Right from the first "ka-thump" of stylus hitting vinyl, and into the instrumental run-in to the first track … you knew the world would never be the same.

It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play…

It was fifty years ago this month, actually, that "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" won four Grammys, including Album of the Year. But the album did more than win awards and set sales records; it divided time, between the world before "Sgt. Pepper" … and the world after.
It was more than just a different kind of album cover full of famous people. It was a different kind of album -- the concept album, performed by a different kind of band, a band that couldn't hear itself think, let alone play, over the screaming of its fans.

Source: CBS News


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