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Sgt. Pepper's 50th Anniversary

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

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Klaus Voormann announces Revolver 50: The Collage Series

Fifty years after designing the cover for The Beatles' Revolver album, Klaus Voorman is creating 250 unique artworks that are immediately recognisable as the Revolver cover in progress. REVOLVER 50: The Collage Series from Voorman and Genesis Publications will contain new collages individually hand-crafted by Voorman himself.

Source: U Discover Music
Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Why Hitler and Jesus weren't on the cover of Sgt Pepper's

It was 50 years ago this summer that The Beatles released their legendary eighth studio album Sgt . Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. This is a look back on some fascinating facts about the iconic record, including song inspirations, historical figures who didn't make it to the cover, and who was the real Sgt. Pepper.

Source: The Mirror, UK
Monday, April 17, 2017
Grand Rapids Pops concert celebrates iconic Beatles album

The Grand Rapids Pops will join with Classical Mystery Tour, who look and sound like The Beatles, to perform songs from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, celebrating its 50th anniversary, performed exactly as originally recorded, from Penny Lane with solo piccolo trumpet to Yesterday with an acoustic guitar and string quartet.

Source: Michigan Live
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
New Beatles Sgt. Pepper's documentary set for release in May

It was announced today that a new Beatles documentary "It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond" will be released in UK cinemas on May 26th, digital on June 1st and DVD on July 3rd. The documentary examines the year they stopped touring and became the world's most innovative recording artists.

Source: Flickering Myth
Liverpool bands wanted for Beatles Sgt Pepper at 50 Festival Warning: Page opens with sound

The team behind the massive Sgt Pepper at 50: Heading for Home celebrations in Liverpool are on the hunt for local musicians and performers to take part in one of the biggest events in the festival programme. Musicians, vocalists, circus performers, dancers and poets are all being asked to sign up for the event to perform.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Friday, March 31, 2017
Sgt Pepper: 50 facts about the iconic Beatles album Warning: Page opens with sound

This summer marks 50 years since the Beatles released their legendary album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and Liverpool is celebrating with a huge festival. As we look forward to the exciting event, the Liverpool Echo has put together 50 facts about what is widely regarded as the greatest album of all time.

Source: Liverpool Echo
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Beatles' iconic Sgt. Pepper art: 10 things you didn't know

It's one thing for an album to come along and press itself so deeply into the culture that little feels the same after its arrival, but what are the chances that that same album would have the most iconic LP artwork of all time? So it goes with the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and its front cover courtesy of Pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth.

Source: Rolling Stone
Wednesday, March 22, 2017
How Sgt. Pepper's changed music forever

June 1 will mark the 50th birthday of Sgt. Pepper's, still considered a groundbreaking, influential album, not only for the Beatles but also as one of the most important albums ever recorded. It was the first to consider production quality as important as writing and performing, a concept that has heavily influenced pop music today.

Source: Lifezette
Liverpool arts festival to mark 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper's

A festival to mark one of The Beatles' most famous albums, Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, is to be held in Liverpool 50 years after it was launched. A host of world-renowned artists have collaborated for the festival of art, dance, music, poetry and theatre in tribute to what is widely regarded as the best rock and roll album of all time.

More Information  Source: BT News, UK
Monday, March 20, 2017
Mersey Beatles celebrate Sgt Pepper's 50th anniversary in Liverpool

2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper's and to celebrate the occasion The Mersey Beatles will be performing the whole album live at The Epstein Theatre in Liverpool, the theatre named for the late Beatles manager, on April 1. The Mersey Beatles have been recreating the sights and sound of the Beatles since 1999.

Source: Broadway World, UK
Friday, February 24, 2017
It's Sgt Pepper's 50th birthday, and Liverpool is throwing a party

Jun 1st marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and Liverpool wants you to celebrate. The city has put a bunch of events under the title 50 Summers of Love, and later in the summer, there's the Mersey River Festival and the Liverpool International Music Festival.

Source: The List, UK

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