Capitol Records butchered the Beatles' recordings in the US until the group insisted "Sgt. Pepper's" could not be tampered with...
I read the news today, oh boy... (sorry, couldn't resist that!) Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released in the United States on June 1, 1967. Long Island Newsday remembered... "It Was 40 Years Ago… No one outranks Sgt. Pepper" But, the best is not to be found in Newsday: you must go to the blogosphere "It's Sgt. Sully's Beatles Look Back Chat" blogged by the fellow who co-hosted Newsday's Beatles Listening Party.
Tags: Beatles, The Beatles, music
People sometimes wonder what all the hubbub was about the Beatles. If you've never heard them and you listen today, you're taken aback by the sound: especially through the group's REVOLVER album, there is an oddity about the sound that makes you want to listen to the songs over again, which may account for the Beatles' incredible mid-1960s chart-topping popularity. Take a look at some of the sheet music: guitarists will note many chords and arrangements of chords not used often in popular music. [continued]