|Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band|
|Studio album by|
|Released||1 June 1967|
|Recorded||6 December 1966 – 21 April 1967 at Abbey Road Studios, London, England|
|Genre||Hard rock • art rock • psychedelic rock • music hall|
|The Beatles chronology|
|Singles from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band|
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is an album released by The Beatles. It was the eighth Beatles album to be released in the United Kingdom. It was released on 1 June 1967, and stayed at the top of the charts for twenty-seven weeks. It has lots of well-known songs such as McCartney's "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "A Day in the Life", which Lennon and McCartney worked on together. For a while before this album came out, The Beatles had been trying new things when they made records, but this album made a much bigger change in the way they sounded.
The album title was used later for a 1978 Universal Pictures movie. Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees played Sgt. Pepper's band, while Billy Preston was the Sergeant. George Burns played Mr. Kite (the mayor), Steve Martin (in his first film) played Maxwell Edison, and Aerosmith was the Future Villain Band. It consistently holds the top spot on critics' lists of the greatest albums of all time.
Songs on the album[change | change source]
All songs written and composed by Lennon-McCartney except where noted.
|1.||"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"||2:00|
|2.||"With a Little Help from My Friends"||2:43|
|3.||"Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"||3:26|
|5.||"Fixing a Hole"||2:35|
|6.||"She's Leaving Home"||3:33|
|7.||"Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"||2:35|
|1.||"Within You Without You" (George Harrison)||5:05|
|2.||"When I'm Sixty-Four"||2:37|
|4.||"Good Morning Good Morning"||2:42|
|5.||"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"||1:19|
|6.||"A Day in the Life"||5:04|
Sources[change | change source]
- Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 45 - Sergeant Pepper at the Summit: The very best of a very good year. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles. Digital.library.unt.edu.