May 25, 2017: When Liverpool celebrates The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

May 13, 2017 05:32 pm | Updated 05:35 pm IST

Umbrellas are placed over the statute of the Beatles, during a photocall, on Liverpool’s waterfront on March 22, 2017. The city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles.

Umbrellas are placed over the statute of the Beatles, during a photocall, on Liverpool’s waterfront on March 22, 2017. The city of Liverpool is getting set to celebrate the half-centenary of ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,’ one of the most influential albums by local heroes The Beatles.

The Sgt Pepper at 50: Heading for Home festival is on from May 25 to June 16,with 13 events being planned around the album's 13 songs, including the eponymous Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, A Day in the Life, Being for the Benet of Mr Kite and Strawberry Fields Forever. The Beatles will reissue the groundbreaking album, which was released on June 1, 1967, on May 26 which will include previously unreleased takes of all the songs.

This image released by Julien’s Auctions shows John Lennon’s black and white drawing of the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’ album cover. The drawing, discovered by the owners of the Weybridge house in England where Lennon lived from 1964 to 1968, will be auctioned on May 20, 2017.

This image released by Julien’s Auctions shows John Lennon’s black and white drawing of the ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club’ album cover. The drawing, discovered by the owners of the Weybridge house in England where Lennon lived from 1964 to 1968, will be auctioned on May 20, 2017.

 

 

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