It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles, Sgt. Pepper and Beyond
An admiring and in-depth account of the enduring influence of the band’s bestselling LP, including how it was composed, recorded and produced against the backdrop of the celebration and tumult of the Summer of Love in 1967.
(2017/114 mins) d. Alan G. Parker
On 1st June, 1967 The Beatles released what would become the world’s first concept album, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “The most important rock & roll album ever made…” the brilliant LP not only changed the course of popular music but went on to become one of the biggest selling records of all time.
Featuring interviews with former Beatles staffers, fellow musicians, family members and journalists, and supported by a vast array of original and exclusive never-seen-before footage, this film offers a fascinating insight into the swinging sixties and the 12 months that encapsulated the album’s release and reception.
Examining the band’s disillusionment with touring, their changing relationship with their management and the advent of the Summer Of Love, this star-studded rockumentary offers a fascinating insight into the creation, recording and fascinating legacy of one of the most ground-breaking and influential records in pop history.