Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is an lp from 1967 by The Beatles. The album is one of the most important and most influential albums of all time,[1because this was one of the first LPs that are (partly due to the striking covers, innovative recording techniques, experimenting with new influences from various music styles and genres) put down more as an artistic work than as a collection of songs. [2the album is also one of the first concept albums. The shots lasted from 6 december 1966 to 1 april 1967 (about 700 hours). On 1 June 1967, the lp in the United Kingdom.

On Sgt. Pepper are some important Beatle songs, including the title track, "A Day in the Life", "When I'm Sixty-Four", "Lovely Rita", "With a Little Help from my Friends" (later successfully covered by Joe Cocker) and "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". The album itself let hear influences from several angles, including musical instruments from India, the classical musicpsychedelic music and rock and rollPaul McCartney called the albums Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys and Freak Out! by Frank Zappa as the two largest sources of inspiration for Sgt. Pepper.

The alleged drug use by The Beatles came according to many reflected in the song "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds", with the capital letters on an overt flirts with the drug LSD would indicate. John Lennon has always denied this, according to him it would be on a child's drawing of his son Julian indicate that a girl (classmate Lucy) with stars showed up.

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The record sleeve, which won a Grammy Award , was designed by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth. The art director was Robert Fraser, in collaboration with Paul McCartney, while Michael Cooper photographed. The front of the cover is very well known and often parodied. On the collage are about 70 photos of several celebrities depicted. At the request of George Harrison , there were also some Indian gurus between. Also, there were four wax statues of the early Beatles in between. These were borrowed from Madame Tussaud's. The real Beatles are front and Center, dressed in satin military uniforms in four different striking colors (Lennon , Starr in yellow in purple, in blue McCartney and Harrison in red). The inside of the cover would initially be designed by The Fool, a Dutch design group. Although their design was received positively by the Beatles themselves was the initial design by others adapted and modified. All persons depicted on the cover (living) had to sign a declaration in which they indicated no objection to this image and no financial compensation will demand. Most people gave this statement also, those who do not agreed were of the cover removed. [3]

"Sgt. Pepper" was one of the first records in which the lyrics were printed on the back.

The album Their Satanic Majesties Request by the Rolling Stones from 1967 is according to themselves the answer of the Stones on the album by the Beatles. The record sleeve is partially recreated by the Beatles.It is also partly a psychedelic rock album and LSD had a profound influence. Michael Cooper also photographed this cover.

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Grammy Awards Won[Edit][edit | edit source]

  • Album of the Year (Album of the year)
  • Best Album Package-Incl. Album Cover, Graphic Arts, Photography
  • Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical
  • Contemporary Album

Grammy nominations[Edit][edit | edit source]

  • Group Vocal Performance
  • Contemporary Vocal Group
  • Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist (s)

Numbers[Edit][edit | edit source]

  1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
  2. "With a Little Help from My Friends"
  3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
  4. "Getting Better"
  5. "Fixing a Hole"
  6. "She's Leaving Home"
  7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
  8. "Within You Without You"(Harrison)
  9. "When I'm Sixty-Four"
  10. "Lovely Rita"
  11. "Good Morning Good Morning"
  12. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"
  13. "A Day in the Life"

Chart Positions[Edit][edit | edit source]

Dutch Album Top 100[Edit][edit | edit source]

Chart positions: (Week 1 through 10) 20-06-1987-22-08-1987

Chart positions: (Week 11 t/m 17) 03-10-1992 up to and including 14-11-1992 Chart positions: (Week 18 to 20) 26-09-2009-10-10-2009 Chart positions: (Week 21) 20-11-2010

Week: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Position: 40 24 15 15 21 27 47 54 62 73 from 61 53 55 80 94 95 95 from 53 72 91 from 100 from
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