It was on this day in 1967 that Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was presented to the world.
As plenty of other people have noted over the last 42 years, Sgt Pepper’s was the album that changed the face (and the eyes, nose, chin, lips etc – but especially the ears) of popular music forever. Thank you, Beatles.
Just try and imagine the world without the influence of Sgt Pepper’s. Nope, I can’t either.
So, in honour of this momentous day, here are some behind-the-scenes tracks documenting, in the studio, the birth of the equally momentous “A Day In The Life“, ending with the finished product: