My favorite Beatles album is “Rubber Soul and everything that came out after that.” Which one sits in the number one slot really just depends on my mood. I guess if you’re going to hold a Blue Meanie to my head I’d go with the White Album, but come on — they’re all great.
But Sgt. Pepper is a special one, both musically and personally. I’ve always had an affinity with this album because we’re the same age, give or take a couple of months. I literally grew up listening to this record in the basements and bedrooms of my friends, at school chorus performances, and whenever and wherever it blared from my radio.
So yeah, I was thrilled to be assigned an anniversary piece on Sgt. Pepper, but I was intimidated, too. What the heck can I add to 50 years of scholarly research on one of the greatest albums of all time? Answer: Nothing, so I didn’t. Instead I had a little fun and put together some Sgt. Pepper trivia for you.
Thirteen psychedelic factoids await you on Diffuser. Enjoy: http://diffuser.fm/the-beatles-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-anniversary/