50th Anniversary Release of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

On its release in 1967, the Beatles' eighth studio album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, wasn't universally loved. "The mood is mellow, even nostalgic. But, like the cover, the overall effect is busy, hip and cluttered. Like an over-attended child, Sgt. Pepper is spoiled," the music critic Richard Goldstein wrote in The New York Times. Never mind that the album became an almost instant hit. "Oh, I get it," Bob Dylan told Paul McCartney, when Paul played a bit of the band's new music...

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