Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band celebrated its 40th anniversary this week. The album, described as the most influential ever, was a break from the norm for the Beatles as they ditched their usual attire of suits and instead wore costumes and took on the roles of band members. It brought together a vast array of different musical styles, culminating in the 1967 “summer of love”. A special public event is taking place on June 19th at Leeds University to examine the social and cultural impact of the album and to question why it still continues to hold a fascination for new audiences today. It’s hard to believe that 40 years have gone by since the Fab Four recorded the groundbreaking album at Abbey Road studios in London. Time flies!
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