Month: May 2017

How Tara Browne ‘Blew His Mind out in a car’

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Here is the story of Tara Browne, the socialite whose death sparked the Beatles to write ‘A Day In the Life’ for Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band http://www.rollingstone.com/music/features/beatles-a-day-in-the-life-inspiration-tara-browne-w484746

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Apple Scruffs at Abbey Road

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So there I was on my London Beatles Walk, outside Abbey Road Studios, telling the story of how Beatles fans Lizzie Bravo and Gayleen Pease sang backing vocals on ‘Across

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It’s Getting Better – How Jimmie Nichol Inspired a Song from Sgt Pepper

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From a great series of article from Rolling Stone, about each song on ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ here is the story of how Jimmie Nichol inspired a song

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Sgt Pepper to be a UK Number One?

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The Beatles’ Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was last Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart some 49 years ago, but it could return to the top spot this

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Kenny Everett on Sgt Pepper

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In an exclusive interview for the London Beatles Fanclub magazine, Kenny Everett told me about the first time he heard ‘Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. “I first heard Sergeant

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Happy Sgt Pepper Day!

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The reissue of Sgt Pepper is out today! The Sgt Pepper pop up shop in Liverpool opened at midnight, selling the new set, and it is already on Spotify, Apple

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Sgt Pepper – I’d Love to Turn You On.

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In an article originally written for the London Beatles Fanclub Magazine, Esther Shafer writes about the Beatles Classic album, which was released 50 years ago…. Sgt Pepper – An Appreciation

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Pattie Boyd Unveils a Blue Plaque to George Harrison at Kinfauns

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A blue plaque commemorating  George Harrison’s time living in Esher has been unveiled by his first wife Pattie Boyd. The plaque, organised by the Esher Residents Association (ERA), marks the

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New Sgt Pepper Interview by Paul McCartney

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Paul McCartney has given an interview to his own website about Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. You can read it at https://www.paulmccartney.com/news-blogs/news/you-gave-me-the-answer-sgt-pepper-special

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Sgt Pepper Documentary on BBC Radio 2 Tonight.

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Martin Freeman presents Sgt. Pepper Forever, which will reveal the revolutionary studio techniques used during the remarkable sessions dating from November 1966 to April 1967 and also examine the album’s

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