Friday, June 1

Forty years. Damn.




Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth album by The Beatles.


The album was released on June 1, 1967 in the UK and on June 2, 1967 in the United States.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band lyrics:

It was twenty years ago today,

Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play

They've been going in and out of style

But they're guaranteed to raise a smile.

So may I introduce to you

The act you've known for all these years,

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,

We hope you will enjoy the show,

We're Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,

Sit back and let the evening go.

Sgt. Pepper's lonely, Sgt. Pepper's lonely,

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

It's wonderful to be here,

It's certainly a thrill.

You're such a lovely audience,

We'd like to take you home with us,

We'd love to take you home.

I don't really want to stop the show,

But I thought that you might like to know,

That the singer's going to sing a song,

And he wants you all to sing along.

So let me introduce to you

The one and only Billy Shears

And Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.


Beatle videos are kind of scarce. This is A Day in the Life followed by Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds:


3 comments:

Johnny Yen said...

I bought the cd last year as a romantic present for my wife-- the day Paul McCartney turned 64. Unfortunately, he was in the middle of an ugly, messy divorce-- didn't really fit the theme of the song ("When I'm Sixty-four")

It's amazing that it was cutting edge at the time-- using four track recorders!

busterp said...

Hi Johnny. That did put a damper on things. What a mistake for rich aging icon to make.

Their music was amazing given the technology available. It's funny though, for them always being around as a music source and influence, I only owned Abbey Road and The White Album(vinyl). I just recently got my favorite, Revolver, on CD.

Sgt and Magical Mystery Tour both have great opening songs. Catchy.

Toccata said...

Hey, I saw you over at Johnny Yens place. Did he tag you by any chance? I know I did!

Clint's puppy is so cute. How does Rama and Bob(the cat) feel about the new puppy?