Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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Keith Richards: Sgt. Pepper Was 'Mishmash of Rubbish'

Much like Satanic Majesties , he says

(Newser) - Surviving members of the Beatles, you now have beef with the Rolling Stones—or at least with Keith Richards, who disses 1967's landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band in an interview with Esquire .
  • "The Beatles sounded great when they were the Beatles," he says. "
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Beatles' Signed Sgt. Pepper's Fetches $290K

Shatters previous record

(Newser) - The Fab Four shattered another record yesterday, when a ultra-rare signed copy of their Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album fetched a rather staggering $290,500 at auction—significantly topping the $30,000 that the auctioneer had predicted. "I consider this to be one of the top... More »

Lennon's Scribbled 'Day in the Life' Lyrics on Sale

Handwritten sheet expected to fetch $700K

(Newser) - Sotheby's is about to auction off a kind of Dead Sea Scroll for Beatles fans: John Lennon's handwritten—in felt marker and blue ink—lyrics sheet for “Day in the Life,” the revered final track from Sgt. Pepper that, in the words of the auction house's marketing department,... More »

'Lucy In the Sky' Dead at 46

Lucy O'Donnell, nursery school classmate of John's son, inspired Beatles hit

(Newser) - Lucy O’Donnell, the girl who supposedly inspired John Lennon and Paul McCartney to write “Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds,” has died of lupus at age 46. Though the song was controversial when it debuted on Sgt. Pepper for its purported reference to LSD, Lennon’s eldest... More »

Beatles Poised to Rule UK Charts Once Again

Fab Four expected to hold five top 20 spots

(Newser) - It’s a flashback to Beatlemania in Britain after the release of remastered versions of the band’s discography, Reuters reports. The Fab Four are expected to hold at least five of the top 20 spots on the pop charts when the sales week closes Saturday, along with 15 of... More »

After 40 Years, Iconic Album Draws a Crowd

Current stars join original engineer to celebrate "Sgt. Pepper"

(Newser) - The most influential album of all time dropped in the UK 40 years ago tomorrow, and the recording engineer who helped give the world "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" is back in the studio putting together a tribute album—with a little help from his friends. The Telegraph ... More »

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