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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Brian Southall
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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by Brian Southall
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May 09, 2017 | ISBN 9781623545260

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Fifty years after Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, Southall (Northern Songs), former head of press at EMI, presents a tribute to this enduring album. Roughly the size and shape of an album cover, this book is divided into two parts (whimsically referredt to as the “A” and “B” sides). In the first section, Southall imparts solid if fairly unexciting material about the group and the production of the album. The second part zooms out for a look at the political, social, and pop cultural environment of 1967. The author’s coverage of the larger music scene is intriguing–his exploration of innovative groups such as Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention offers context for where Sgt. Pepper fit in — but his laborious, often dry month-by-month look at 1967 is somewhat exhausting. However, this isn’t a little that most music lovers will read from cover to cover. Visually enticing, with tons of quotes and photos galore (many of which depeict the Fab Four in delightfully garish hippie garb), it’s ripe for browsing. VERDICT: Not essential reading by any means, but a fun addition to larger music collections. Watch it fly off display shelves.
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Table Of Contents

Foreword by Brian Southall
A Side: 

The Beatles
John Lennon
Paul McCartney
George Harrison
Ringo Starr
Brian Epstein
George Martin
Sgt. Pepper: Side One
Sgt. Pepper: Side Two
Music Meets Art: The Cover
Reception
It Was Fifty Years Ago Today…
B Side:
Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out: 1966
The Rise of Psychedelia
1967: The Year That Everything Changed
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
1968: The Year After

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