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{"id":3686954008655,"title":"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band","handle":"sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca href=\"\/pages\/brian-southall\" title=\"link to Brian Southall's Bio\"\u003eBrian Southall\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003e\"It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play...\"\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIn fact, it was fifty years ago in 1967 when the Beatles released their momentous, game-changing eighth album. Ronald Reagan was sworn in as California's governor, Elvis married Priscilla, students protested the Viet Nam war, and a twenty-year-old Brian Southall was writing a pop music column for a London paper. The Beatles ruled the pop music roost and the Summer of Love was the perfect time to experiment with their new psychedelic sound.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eDesigned to look like an LP and split into two distinctive parts, Southall—who worked with the Beatles as a publicist at EMI Records—dissects the artists and the times they were living in. The \"A-side\" is all about the Beatles, the music on the album, the recording process, how the disc was received at the time and how it has been acknowledged as one of hte greatest albums ever recorded. The \"B-side\" looks at the state of the world in 1967 and what was influencing the boys from Liverpool.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eFascinating photographs and text build a complete picture of the world as it was when one of the most famous albums of all time was released.\u003cbr\u003e \u003cbr\u003eGuaranteed to raise a smile!\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER RECOMMENDATIONS BELOW - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"recommended-books\"\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eIf you like this book, you’ll enjoy these: \u003cbr\u003e\u003ca title=\"Peter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life\" href=\"https:\/\/www.imaginebooks.net\/products\/peter-paul-and-mary-fifty-years-in-music-and-life\"\u003ePeter, Paul and Mary: Fifty Years in Music and Life\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - START OF TABS - - - - - - - -- - - --\u003e [TABS]\n\u003ch5\u003eLook Inside\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cimg class=\"cvr-border-gray\" style=\"display: block; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-spread.jpg?324\"\u003e\u003c!-- Please call pinit.js only once per page --\u003e\n\u003cscript type=\"text\/javascript\" async=\"\" defer data-pin-shape=\"round\" data-pin-height=\"32\" data-pin-hover=\"true\" src=\"\/\/assets.pinterest.com\/js\/pinit.js\"\u003e\u003c\/script\u003e\n\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\n\u003cbr\u003eBrian Southall discusses the Beatles:\u003cbr\u003e\u003cbr\u003e\n\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003ciframe src=\"https:\/\/www.youtube.com\/embed\/n2Z-7sA4vz4\" allowfullscreen=\"\" height=\"315\" frameborder=\"0\" width=\"560\"\u003e\u003c\/iframe\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003cdiv style=\"text-align: center;\"\u003e\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR BIO BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eAuthor \u0026amp; Illustrator\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eBrian Southall, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBeatles insider Brian Southall began writing about music in the 1960s on a local newspaper before graduating to the likes of \u003ci\u003eMelody Maker\u003c\/i\u003e and \u003ci\u003eDisc\u003c\/i\u003e. From there he pursued a thirty year career in the record business with A\u0026amp;M, Tamla Motown, EMI (where he was Head of Press and dealt with the Beatles' solo projects) and Warner Music. His first book—the official history of Abbey Road Studios—was published in 1982 and he also wrote \u003ci\u003eNorthern Songs\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eThe Rise and Fall of EMI Records\u003c\/i\u003e, \u003ci\u003eSex Pistols: 90 Days at EMI\u003c\/i\u003e (Omnibus Press), \u003ci\u003eBeatles Memorabilia: The Julian Lennon Collection\u003c\/i\u003e (Goodman), \u003ci\u003eJimi Hendrix: Made in England\u003c\/i\u003e (Red Planet Publishing), and more. He lives in England.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca href=\"\/pages\/brian-southall\" title=\"link to Brian's bio page\"\u003eRead more\u003c\/a\u003e about Brian.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - ENTER REVIEWS BELOW - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eEditorial Reviews\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cblockquote\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ci\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eLibrary Journal\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/i\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eFifty years after Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, Southall (Northern Songs), former head of press at EMI, presents a tribute to this enduring album. Roughly the size and shape of an album cover, this book is divided into two parts (whimsically referredt to as the \"A\" and \"B\" sides). In the first section, Southall imparts solid if fairly unexciting material about the group and the production of the album. The second part zooms out for a look at the political, social, and pop cultural environment of 1967. 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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

By: Brian Southall

"It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play..."

In fact, it was fifty years ago in 1967 when the Beatles released their momentous, game-changing eighth album. Ronald Reagan was sworn in as California's governor, Elvis married Priscilla, students protested the Viet Nam war, and a twenty-year-old Brian Southall was writing a pop music column for a London paper. The Beatles ruled the pop music roost and the Summer of Love was the perfect time to experiment with their new psychedelic sound.

Designed to look like an LP and split into two distinctive parts, Southall—who worked with the Beatles as a publicist at EMI Records—dissects the artists and the times they were living in. The "A-side" is all about the Beatles, the music on the album, the recording process, how the disc was received at the time and how it has been acknowledged as one of hte greatest albums ever recorded. The "B-side" looks at the state of the world in 1967 and what was influencing the boys from Liverpool.

Fascinating photographs and text build a complete picture of the world as it was when one of the most famous albums of all time was released.

Guaranteed to raise a smile!

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Brian Southall discusses the Beatles:

Brian Southall, author

Beatles insider Brian Southall began writing about music in the 1960s on a local newspaper before graduating to the likes of Melody Maker and Disc. From there he pursued a thirty year career in the record business with A&M, Tamla Motown, EMI (where he was Head of Press and dealt with the Beatles' solo projects) and Warner Music. His first book—the official history of Abbey Road Studios—was published in 1982 and he also wrote Northern Songs, The Rise and Fall of EMI Records, Sex Pistols: 90 Days at EMI (Omnibus Press), Beatles Memorabilia: The Julian Lennon Collection (Goodman), Jimi Hendrix: Made in England (Red Planet Publishing), and more. He lives in England.

Read more about Brian.

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Fifty years after Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play, Southall (Northern Songs), former head of press at EMI, presents a tribute to this enduring album. Roughly the size and shape of an album cover, this book is divided into two parts (whimsically referredt to as the "A" and "B" sides). In the first section, Southall imparts solid if fairly unexciting material about the group and the production of the album. The second part zooms out for a look at the political, social, and pop cultural environment of 1967. The author's coverage of the larger music scene is intriguing--his exploration of innovative groups such as Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention offers context for where Sgt. Pepper fit in -- but his laborious, often dry month-by-month look at 1967 is somewhat exhausting. However, this isn't a little that most music lovers will read from cover to cover. Visually enticing, with tons of quotes and photos galore (many of which depeict the Fab Four in delightfully garish hippie garb), it's ripe for browsing. VERDICT: Not essential reading by any means, but a fun addition to larger music collections. Watch it fly off display shelves.

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