"It was 40 years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play...". The Beatles' masterpiece album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, was released in the USA on June 2, 1967 (June 1 in the UK). The CD version of the album was released on the 20th anniversary back in 1987. I remember being in Houston, TX on June 2, 1987 (or maybe it was June 1, the UK date) and a radio station there was doing a broadcast where they were pretending it was that June day in 1967 and they had just heard the "newly released album". It's hard to believe another 20 years have passed since that landmark!
Here's an article about Lucy O’Donnell, the inspiration for the Julian Lennon drawing that inspired John's "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds". The article also mentions the lovestruck teenage runaway, Melanie Coe who inspired Paul's "She Leaving Home".
Sgt. Pepper presentation at the official Beatles site.
BeatlesLane.com Beatles fan site
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