Sgt. Pepper and the Beatles: It was Forty Years Ago Today
Olivier Julien commemorates the 40th anniversary of the Beatles album 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' by addressing issues that will help put the album in perspective; issues such as the cover, lyrics, formal unity, connections with psychedelia and, more generally, the sociocultural context of the 1960s.
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