50 facts about the iconic Beatles album half a century on Sgt Pepper: The Beatles album turns 50 this year and there will be a festival of celebrations in LiverpoolByAmy Browne 08:00, 1 JUN 2017Updated08:08, 1 JUN 2017 What's OnGet What's On updates directly to your inbox+ SubscribeThank you for subscribing! Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email This summer marks 50 years since the Beatles released their legendary album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Liverpool is celebrating with a huge festival.
Sgt Pepper at 50 will include a musical take over of Aintree Racecourse and a stunning light festival at Woolton's Camp Hill close to where Lennon and McCartney first met, plus coach wallet sale online many other events coach purses online across the city. The festival, which runs from May 25 to June 16, is likely to attract Beatles fans and media attention from across the world, putting Liverpool firmly in the spotlight once more. Read More Sgt Pepper at 50 festival As we look forward to the exciting event, here are 50 facts about what is widely regarded as the greatest album of all time: 1. Sgt Pepper was the Beatles eighth studio album. 2. 3. Paul MCCartney came up with the concept of Sgt coach outlet locations jc Pepper, while on a flight back to London from Kenya in November 1966. 4. He decided he wanted to write a song about a military band in the Edwardian era. 5. When the band began recording the album, in the now legendary Abbey coach outlet sale rugs Road Studio Two, the first songs they wrote were Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane. Sgt Pepper at 50: Ultimate guide to the Beatles festival 6. 7. That led to manager Brian Epstein insisting they were not included on the Sgt Pepper LP. 8. After recording the single Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, it was decided the whole album would be written as if performed by another band giving the Beatles a chance to experiment with their sound. Sgt Pepper at 50 festival the full programme 9.
It took the band almost five months to record the entire album it was completed on April 21, 1967. 10. One of the artists who co designed the cover was Sir Peter Blake, who also designed the cover for Band Aid's Do They Know It's Christmas, and the Live Aid poster.
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