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Happy 50th Birthday Sgt. Pepper!

My dad came home from work the day "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released, with "Sgt. Pepper's..." and Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced?" in his bag. After dinner, he played them on his McIntosh stereo.

I was never the same after that. Sound and music and the concept of albums took on a whole new meaning for me.  You could say it set me on the path that led me to Led Zeppelin.

It doesn't matter to me if "Sgt. Pepper's" is the greatest album of all-time or even if it is the best Beatles album. It was the best Beatles album of 1967 and it was the album that truly awakened me to rock and roll and that is what is important.

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It is an iconic album, as it influenced many others back in 67. I think both the White & Abbey Road are better overall. It's too bad that there aren't lost or previously unreleased tracks, from what I've read.

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Father McKenzie
Writing the words of a sermon that no one will hear
No one comes near
Look at him working
Darning his socks in the night when there's nobody there
What does he care?

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On 03/06/2017 at 2:22 AM, Strider said:

Happy 50th Birthday Sgt. Pepper!

My dad came home from work the day "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released, with "Sgt. Pepper's..." and Jimi Hendrix "Are You Experienced?" in his bag. After dinner, he played them on his McIntosh stereo.

I was never the same after that. Sound and music and the concept of albums took on a whole new meaning for me.  You could say it set me on the path that led me to Led Zeppelin.

It doesn't matter to me if "Sgt. Pepper's" is the greatest album of all-time or even if it is the best Beatles album. It was the best Beatles album of 1967 and it was the album that truly awakened me to rock and roll and that is what is important.

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Strider - great post mate. For the last year I’ve been learning to play the guitar. I love it. I’ve just about mastered barre chords. 

I have literally just put the guitar down before reading your post. I have just been playing “A Day In the Life”. When I realised I could and was playing it was like a teenagers wet dream. 

My recollections of listening to Sgt Pepper for the first time are not as strong as LZII, but what an album it is. I’m doubly proud as I’m from Liverpool as you know. 

Come on Liverpool tonight (playing Manchester City in the quarter finals if the European cup)

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I don't condone b-toccing (re-re interpreting) but sometimes you can't help but notice some coincidences. Much of the time those language coincidences are intentional and planned but sometimes they are random and accidental. Take The Beatles and The Rolling Stones for example. THEBEatles tHEROllingstones. The anti-thesis of eachother ideally, yet untrue to themselves. The Beatles weren't thebes and the Rolling Stones aren't heros. Quite the opposite on both accounts. Proof that "reading between the lines" doesn't amount to anything of value and really can only serve as a brief amusement. Why do some re-res read between the lines like its biblical revelation? stupid stupid stupid

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John Lennon and George Harrison can be seen in previously-unreleased footage from the studio sessions for Lennon's 1971 album Imagine. The material is included in the "Ultimate Collection" reissue, which will arrive on Oct. 5. http://ultimateclassicrock.com/lennon-harrison-how-do-you-sleep-footage/

 

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