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The Beatles - It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper and Beyond

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On June 1, 1967 The Beatles released their groundbreaking studio album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Described by Rolling Stone as "The most important rock & roll album ever made," it marked a pivotal moment in the 60's and went on to become one of the biggest selling records of all time. Combining firsthand accounts of the events with rare and unseen footage forensically unearthed from mainstream archives and private collectors, this new music documentary by acclaimed director Alan G. Parker, picks up on the band as they end their grueling tour schedule in August 1966 (coincidentally following on from Ron Howard's Eight Days A Week) to return to the studio to record this landmark album. This insightful and revealing film journeys through various solo projects to the release of "Strawberry Fields Forever / Penny Lane," touching on flower power, John Lennon meeting Yoko Ono, LSD, meditation, Jimi Hendrix, the death of Brian Epstein, Abbey Road Studios and the Magical Mystery Tour.

"Lengthy archive newsreel clips give an intriguing sense of life inside the Beatlemania bubble just as the band were in transition from moptop minstrels to planet-shaking rock aristocrats." – Hollywood Reporter

"A far more focused and ultimately better documentary than Ron Howard's film..." - Empire Magazine

 

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