|After recording this, Paul
McCartney had the idea of doing the
whole album as if Sgt. Pepper was a
real band. It became the title track
of what was considered a "Concept"
album, with the songs running
seamlessly together on the record.
|The album was heavily produced
and took 129 days and about 700
hours to complete. The Beatles first
album, Please Please Me, was
recorded in less than 10 hours.
|The crowd noise was dubbed in.
The Beatles had stopped touring by
|3 days after the album came out,
Jimi Hendrix opened a concert with
this. McCartney and Harrison were
both there, and were very impressed
that Hendrix learned it so quickly.
|McCartney wrote this and sang
|This is reprised at the end of
the album before the final track, "A
Day In The Life."
|This was recorded as one song
with "With A Little Help From My
Friends." They flow seamlessly on
the album, creating a problem for
radio stations that want to play
just one of the songs. (thanks, don
- rapid city, SD)
|George Harrison, Paul McCartney,
and Ringo Starr played this on May
19, 1979 at Eric Clapton's wedding.
Clapton married Harrison's ex-wife,
|Artist Peter Blake designed the
album cover as if Sgt. Pepper's band
had just performed a concert. He
asked The Beatles who they wanted at
the concert, and put them in the
|All living people depicted on
the cover were asked permission. Mae
West refused - she didn't want to be
part of a "Lonely Hearts Club Band."
The statuesque blonde near the front
on the cover is Diana Dors, a Mae
West look alike from the '50s.
|Lennon wanted Jesus, Gandhi, and
Hitler on the cover. He had recently
taken a lot of heat for saying The
Beatles were "Bigger than Jesus," so
they decided not to. Hitler did have
a small role - the hand that is
sticking out above Paul is that of
Adolph himself. (thanks, don - rapid
city, SD, for above 2)
|This was the first album with
|The title is a parody of
American bands who were choosing
ridiculously long names for their