Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is the eighth studio album by the
English rock band the Beatles (pictured). Released on 1 June 1967, it
was an immediate commercial and critical success. After the group
retired from touring, Paul McCartney had an idea for a song involving an
Edwardian era military band, and this developed into a plan to release
an entire album as a performance by the fictional Sgt. Pepper band.
Knowing they would not have to perform the tracks live, the Beatles
adopted an experimental approach to composition, writing songs such as
"With a Little Help from My Friends", "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"
and "A Day in the Life". The producer George Martin's innovative
recording of the album included the liberal application of signal
processing. The cover, depicting the band in front of a collage of
celebrities and historical figures, was designed by the English pop
artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth. One of the best-selling albums of
all time, Sgt. Pepper is regarded as an important work of British
psychedelia and an early concept album. One music scholar has described
it as "the most important and influential rock and roll album ever
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Today's selected anniversaries:
A black slave known as Marie-Joseph Angélique, after having
been convicted of setting the fire that destroyed much of Montreal, was
tortured and then hanged in New France.
New Zealand Wars: British victory in the Battle of Te Ranga
brought the Tauranga Campaign to an end.
Admiral Ludwig von Reuter scuttled the German High Seas Fleet
in Scapa Flow to prevent the ships from being seized and divided amongst
the Allied Powers.
Three civil rights workers were lynched by members of the Ku
Klux Klan near Philadelphia, Mississippi, US.
SpaceShipOne completed the first privately funded human
Wiktionary's word of the day:
1. A feeling of acute but vague anxiety or apprehension often accompanied
by depression, especially philosophical anxiety.
2. More commonly, painful sadness or emotional turmoil, as teen angst.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
Aion is a child at play, gambling; a child’s is the
kingship. Telesphorus traverses the dark places of the world, like a
star flashing from the deep, leading the way to the gates of the sun and
the land of dreams. by Carl Jung, quoting