Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
The album which caused a major shift in modern music did help define the 1967 Summer of Love, but the hard work began in the winter of ‘66. Including 13 songs, the tracks were recorded in over 400 hours during a 129-day period.
On a return flight to London in November 1966, Paul conceived the idea for the album. Unable to sleep, he toyed with the idea of creating a new identity for the band, to allow them to experiment, with each Beatle taking on an alter-ego in the ‘Lonely Hearts Club Band’.
During the flight, a conversation about the ‘S’ and ‘P’ markings on the salt and pepper sachets occurred between Paul and Mal Evans, the Beatles’ road manager, and sparked the idea for the title ‘Sgt. Pepper’.
The Beatles, 1967
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