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Celebrating Fifty Years Since this Fab Four Album Hit
The Beatles Dressed as Their Edwardian Era Alter Egos Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Hopefully Paul McCartney won't mind the slight alteration to his lyrics! It's amazing to think it's been 50 years since The Beatles released their eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. Brisbane's King of Cult Kristian Fletcher has decided there's only one proper way to celebrate. He says, "I'm excited to be presenting a Beatles afternoon on Sunday 4th of June to celebrate 50 years of the iconic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band."
Love all things Beatles? Have a listen to this unused take of the song Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band..
Here's the schedule for the afternoon of psychedelic fun, which will take place at New Globe Theatre.
1.30pm - Settle in for the afternoon with a Beatles video clip compilation.
2.00pm – The Making of Sgt Pepper's documentary. 2.45pm – Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album track by track, presented using Beatles clips, live performances and classic covers. 3.30pm – Magical Mystery Tour screening. See for yourself why The Beatles divided fans with this psychedelic television special.
The Fab Four Revolutionised Music with this Album.
The album was first released on June 1st in 1967 and it became a critical and commercial success. It was on top of the UK charts for 27 weeks and was number one on the US charts for 15 weeks.
Strawberry Fields Forever and Penny Lane were originally written and recorded for the album but were released early as a double A side single after pressure for EMI. Thus they never wound up on the final Sgt. Pepper's album.
Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Track List
Side one 1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
2. "With a Little Help from My Friends"
3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
4. "Getting Better"
5. "Fixing a Hole"
6. "She's Leaving Home"
7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"
1. "Within You Without You"
2. "When I'm Sixty-Four"
3. "Lovely Rita"
4. "Good Morning Good Morning"
5. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"
6. "A Day in the Life"
The Beatles might seem tame by today's standards, but back in the day, these lads from Liverpool were breaking new ground and upsetting the parents of Baby Boomers the world over. My mother still laments she was not allowed to go to see the band play when she was young. The band were seen by many to be advocating sex, drugs and rock and roll.
On this album, the track Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was interpreted by some as a coded message about taking LSD. This rumour even prompted John Lennon to state in an interview that the song had nothing to do with drugs and that the inspiration came from a drawing by his son. Sure John... sounds plausible.
Feeling Trippy? Check out this version of Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in reverse!
New Globe Theatre is right in the heart of Fortitude Valley, a short walk from the train station and bus stops on Brunswick Street. The venue is licensed so you can grab a drink while you enjoy the show. Kristian says, "In New Globe Theatre's retro cinema, don't miss a visual feast of Beatles footage, rarities, music videos and archival clips on the big screen."
SGT PEPPERS 50th ANNIVERSARY - BEATLES SCREENING AFTERNOON
Sunday 4th June, from 1:30pm
New Globe Theatre (cinema), 220 Brunswick St Fortitude Valley
Tickets $10 plus booking fee
All ages event - under 18s must be accompanied by a parent. BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE