Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles was released June 1st, 1967 on the Parlophone label.
So 45 years and a few days ago.
Could that be true?
It doesn't seem right, I know time flies, but come on...lol!
For me, it has always been the Greatest Album Of All Time, coming into my life at just the right age, and what I would expect from The Greatest Group That Ever Existed!
Apparently I am not alone, (AGAIN) this year 2012, it placed at number one on Rolling Stone magazine's list of "The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time"
Years ago I played it straight through by the Beatles on this show.
So, how would I commemorate this astonishing anniversary differently?
Here's what I am going to do.
Re-create the complete album in the exact order, track by track, but by people OTHER than the Beatles!
These hand-picked selections obviously can't be from BEFORE 1967, so they will range from the 60's through the 2000's.
Not much more I can say about it, other than it may provide you with a new perspective, a new angle from which to view its relation to a very special time and its continued relevance today.
That and I hope you enjoy the music!
This is Part One.
And here's the link to that Part One, at WLSO.FM: