The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" Turns 50 Today

June 1, 2017

On June 1st, 1967, came the release of The Beatles' massively successful (and according to Rolling Stone, the "Best Album of All Time") Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

Known for more than just it's iconic album art, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was ahead of its time in terms of sound, concept, and lyrics, solidifying the Beatles as the greatest rock n' roll band in history. The album's 13 tracks signaled the peak of their success as a band and, with hits like "Getting Better", "A Day in the Life" and "With A Little Help From My Friends," served as a major turning point in rock music.

Ditching their matching bowl haircuts and dark suits for hot bursts of color in both their wardrobe and in their music, as well as drops of acid, psychadelics, Eastern spirituality and lots of hair. Yet Sgt. Pepper wasn't simply the Beatles' greatest body of work, it is often regarded as the embodiment of the Beatles' brilliance. Meanwhile, Paul McCartney humbly describes the album as them only trying to create good music.