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A fascinating website with the source photos for the people on the cover of Sgt. Pepper

Here's a guy who, for the last several years, has been trying to track down the source photos of the people who appeared on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967), The Beatles' eighth studio album. The collage was designed by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, and the cut-outs were assembled in Michael Cooper's London photographic studio. — Read the rest
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The Beach Boys’ Brian Wilson & Beatles Producer George Martin Break Down “God Only Knows,” the “Greatest Song Ever Written” As an Englishman of a certain age, George Martin could, realistically, choose only one means of conveyance in Los Angeles: a red Coupe de Ville convertible, and a genuine 1950s model at that. But whatever that era’s glories of automobile design, its music was still in the dark ages — at least according to the millions upon millions of Beatles fans around the world today. The pop-cultural revolution that band ignited in the early 1960s owes, by ...
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Daily Deals: An Echo Dot for $30, an iPad for $187, a Logitech MX Anywhere 2S Mouse for $50, and More

Apple, Amazon, Logitech Hump day got you down? Today’s a great day for deals on smarthome devices and computer accessories. These deals range from the $200 HP Chromebook to the $24 Google Home Mini. But as always, we have a few favorites. Right now, you can grab an Echo Dot for just $30, or an Echo Dot + TP-Link smart plug bundle for $45. Of course, we’re also excited about the $187 2017 iPad (with coupon code MAYTECH20), and the $50 Logitech MX Anywhere 2S 3-device mouse. Laptops and Desk...
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How Trying To Assassinate Hitler Led To The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper

A version of this article previously appeared in Forbes. I recently enjoyed John Covach’s History Of Rock Coursera course. In an early lecture, he explains how the Nazis’ desire to protect Hitler from assignation led to the invention of recording technology that was ultimately used by musicians to create multi-track recordings, such as the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This story of technology diffusion is illustrative of the Hummingbird Effect, in which a technological innovat...
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Enter the Cover Art Archive: A Massive Collection of 800,000 Album Covers from the 1950s through 2018

When I get to muttering in my beard about kids today, the subject oft turns to digital music and how everything sounds the same and looks the same and “what ever happened to album covers, man….” I mean I know they still exist, but they’re terrible, right? Shiny thumbnail-sized afterthoughts with no more purpose than candy in a shop window display? I will admit it, and not without some chagrin, I’ve always thought that whoever designed Taylor Swift’s 1989 had a canny sense of the derivative as a...
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NME Awards 2018 Nominations Announced

“Once again the NME readers have shown just how switched on, diverse and exciting their tastes are in coming up with these shortlists, which themselves highlight what an amazing twelve months it’s been for music," NME Editor Mike Williams said in a statement.  "It’s brilliant to see some old favorites mixing with a load of fresh new names, and it’ll be interesting to see which of the big guns go home with awards, and where the major upsets might happen,” he concluded. NME Awards 2018 No...
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A 17-Hour Chronological Playlist of Beatles Songs: 338 Tracks Let You Hear the Musical Evolution of the Iconic Band

The Beatles have seemingly never been just a band; they’ve been a brand, a history, an institution, a genre, a generational soundtrack, a merchandising empire, and so much more—possessed of the kind of cultural importance that makes it impossible to think of them as only musicians. Their “narrative arc,” Tom Ewing writes at Pitchfork, from Beatlemania to their current enshrinement and everything in-between, “is irresistible.” But the story of the Beatles as we typically understand it, Ew...
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John Lennon’s Phantom V

You may have heard about Rolls-Royce’s Great Eight Phantoms exhibition set to go live at Bonhams from 29 July to the 2 August. This exhibition is going to feature some amazing cars such as Field Marshal Montgomery’s Phantom and now this, the wonderfully crazy John Lennon Phantom V. The legendary rock-star John Lennon took delivery of this Phantom on 3 June 1965. It was a pristine Valentine Black Phantom V decked out lavishly with rear seat that converted to a double bed, a television, teleph...
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11 Most Expensive Albums Ever Produced

While the vast majority of artists are forced to record their music on a budget, we here look at eleven different instances in the history of recorded music when record labels spared no expense funding an artist album, although the return on such investments was not always proportionate. ___________________________ Guest post by Elyadeen Anbar of Soundfly's Flypaper Most of us record albums with budgetary constraints — that’s just our reality. Imagine waking up one day with unlimi...
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Jeremy Deller: With a Little Help From My Friends presents by Metal

JEREMY DELLER: WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS PRESENTED BY METAL Artistic laboratory Metal presents a new artwork by Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller, as part of a citywide celebration of the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. By 1967 The Beatles were the most famous people in the […] The post Jeremy Deller: With a Little Help From My Friends presents by Metal appeared first on
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Paul McCartney Admits to Dropping Acid in a Scrappy Interview with a Prying Reporter (June, 1967)

When we think of LSD and the Beatles, John Lennon invariably gets the nod as the main mind expander of the group. After all, despite all protestations to the contrary, “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” literally spells out Lennon’s indulgence in the psychedelic drug. But it was Paul, as seen in this above newsreel, who announced that he himself had dropped acid before any other band member admitted to such. And in doing so, knowing the whole world was watching, McCartney insisted on tellin...
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PPL reveals most-played Sgt Pepper tracks

To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper, PPL has published the most played song from the Beatles album. The album’s closing opus ‘A Day In The Life’ takes the number one spot, a track also covered by the likes of Jeff Beck and Barry Gibb. ‘Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds’ comes in at number two, whilst the title track is the third most-played song. ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ – famously covered by Joe Cocker and Glaswegians Wet Wet Wet – takes fourth spot a...
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This Week's Interesting Music Releases - May 26, 2017

Hazel English's Just Give In / Never Going Home and Justin Townes Earle's Kids In The Street are two new albums I can recommend this week. Also in stores and streaming is the soundtrack to Martin Scorsese's Grateful Dead documentary Long Strange Trip. Reissues include remastered editions of The Art of Noise's In Visible Silence and a 50th anniversary edition of the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band. What new music are you looking forward to or enjoying this week? This week...
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Why Remix 'Sgt. Pepper's'? Giles Martin, The Man Behind The Project, Explains

Why would anyone remix one of the most important and influential albums of all time? Giles Martin explains how and why he did it for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.(Image credit: Courtesy of the artist)
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Sgt. Pepper’s Album Cover Gets Reworked to Remember Icons Lost in 2016

We’re just days away from the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. And, as we mentioned last week, the BBC has kicked off the celebrations with a series of videos that introduce you to the 60+ figures who appeared in the cardboard collage that graced the album’s iconic cover. Bob Dylan, Edgar Allan Poe, William S. Burroughs, Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe, HG Wells, Shirley Temple–they all get a video introduction, among others. Historic as it...
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Meet the Iconic Figures on the Cover of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band

June 1 will mark the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, an album considered revolutionary in every respect. Everything from the music itself, down to the album’s cover design, broke new ground. To commemorate the upcoming anniversary, the BBC has started to release a series of videos introducing you to the 60+ figures who appeared in the cutout cardboard collage that graced the album’s iconic cover. (See a mapping of the figures here.) Some of ...
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'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' At 50: Concept Album Or Identity Crisis?

For one thing, what is a concept album, anyway? For another, here's what Paul told a biographer about the Beatles' mindset when making it: "We really hated that fucking four little mop-top boys approach. We were not boys, we were men. It was all gone, all that boy shit, all that screaming, we didn't want […]
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Palette Swap Ninja: Princess Leia’s Stolen...

Palette Swap Ninja: Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans. The entire Beatles album rewritten to tell the story of Star Wars: A New Hope — in order. Celebrating the big anniversaries of both Star Wars and Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. (Want more? See and [Author: submitted]
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The Story Behind the Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Cover

The famous photo that would be the album cover for The Beatles album was taken 50 years ago. Here's how it came together.
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How The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Changed Album Cover Design Forever

I am older than Evan Puschak, The Nerdwriter, one of a handful who have mastered the online video essay. But I still find myself agreeing with his take on the music video as mostly unnecessary and distracting. At least at first. Then I get nostalgic and remember some of the videos of my youth, like, say The Cure’s “Pictures of You” or Boyz II Men’s “It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye to Yesterday”—both bittersweet tracks about nostalgia—and I feel differently. The video can have a powerful emot...
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The History of Rock Told in a Whirlwind 15-Minute Video

Based in England, Ithaca Audio specializes in creating music for film, TV, animations and games. And they also have a knack for remixing audio visuals and producing mashups. Care to sample their work? Watch the video above. The History of Rock takes you from Elvis to The White Stripes, traveling from 1957 to 2003, in the space of 15 minutes. 348 rockstars, 84 guitarists, 64 songs, 44 drummers — they’re all knitted into a narrative using a device–the Facebook timeline–that came into existenc...
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Opening the doors to the world-famous Abbey Road Studios

On a leafy street in north London, next to a popular zebra crossing, is one of the world’s most celebrated music landmarks: Abbey Road Studios.Most people probably associate Abbey Road with the Beatles album of the same name. In fact, the studios have played a role in music history: if you can hum the theme to "Star Wars," "Harry Potter" or "Indiana Jones," or you’ve sung along to tracks by Pink Floyd or Oasis, or even if you own a pair of stereo headphones, then you’ve been impacted by the work...
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