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Sunday, May 14, 2017

My Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band Album

My album in it's frame June 1st 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper! Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of my favorite albums and album cover. It is also apart of my cherished vinyl collection. It was the first record I ever got, which was given to me by my grandpa who said it was his brother's. To me it felt like I was gifted a precious treasure, a true collectible, something no rock and roll fan could snub their nose at. 

Cardboard cut outs I barely ever played this record and rarely wanted to open it up because I didn't want to damage it at anyway. Fast forward to George Harrison's death in November 2001. Anyone who knew me knew I loved the Beatles and this included my teacher's.

 One of my favorite teachers Mr. Martinez could tell I was really hurting from George Harrison's death. (It was the first rock star death in my memory that I distinctly remember). He gave me the Beatles photos that came with White Album and the rarely seen Sgt Pepper cardboard badge and other cut outs.
When you open it

 The only part of the album that I don't have is the inner sleeve. I've never even seen it until a google search and it's described as "For the first time, the usual white paper record inner sleeve looked very different. What fans got was unique: an abstract pattern of red, pink and white waves." One day maybe I can acquire it and add it to the record sleeve on my wall. This album kicked off my love of album cover art and all the special add ins that records can come with. The cover of Sgt Pepper mesmerized me and got me thinking. There is so much detail on the cover. So much going on and so much to wonder about.

 According to Rolling Stone "The Beatles will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their groundbreaking album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with several reissue packages arriving May 26th." I put together a small video showing my Sgt Pepper record inside and out, a real treat since I rarely get it down and remove it from it's frame!

In honor of the big 5-0, here are 50 Sgt Pepper facts by

Images and details about the album and CD: 

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