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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!
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:

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Comment by Mike Pell on June 8, 2012 at 6:28pm

That's was raining acid!
You were out watching the Colored Rain, LOL!

Comment by Jon on June 8, 2012 at 6:26pm

I must have missed that rain thing. Crappy drugs.

Comment by Mike Pell on June 8, 2012 at 6:23pm


That's uncanny, I JUST did a whole bunch of Rain songs a little while ago, lol!

Now I am curious, gotta find that song!

Comment by Mike Pell on June 8, 2012 at 6:20pm


Thanks, I got them.

Sent you stuff too.

Comment by Jon on June 8, 2012 at 6:19pm

I don't think Kansas did a Beatles cover...but they sure did do a cool song about a Rainmaker by golly by gee!

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 8, 2012 at 7:22am

I can't think of who did the Red Hill Mining Town cover off the top of my head, but I'll send it to you.  I'm gonna send you a Stones cover by a woman as well.  It's pretty cool.

Comment by Mike Pell on June 8, 2012 at 12:21am
Some of the music is pretty good, but don't make me watch that movie again, lol!
Seriously man, you didn't like the Gomez track? I really do!
It was between them and Kansas for that coveted spot, LOL!
Harry Nillson is always aces in my book, and if you listen long enough you'll see he is one of my go-to guys.
And as usual you make me laugh out loud (except references to my AGE...GRRRR!) with this:
Songs about puppies and then songs about breaking his heart.....
Comment by Mike Pell on June 8, 2012 at 12:14am
I have been very busy at work too- but for me, that's good, proves they like my voice and my promos.
And I know how tough it is to find time to listen- especially YOU, you're always listening to something music-related.
Hey wait a too, lol!
I'll see if I can get that Coverville.
Another idea I never got to- the Rolling Stones have an almost misogynistic reputation regarding women, so I want to do a show where Iplay Stones songs by women!
Who did that cover of Red Hill Mining Town?
Comment by Jon on June 7, 2012 at 5:03pm

I was waiting for you to play something from the movie, and ya did! The only thing that didn't click was Gomez, dunno, just wasn't my bag. And the Harry Nillson song was aces. Damn, that guy was GOOD! Songs about puppies and then songs about breaking his heart.....

Comment by RJhog (Admin) on June 6, 2012 at 8:46pm

I missed last week's show.  Work has been a bummer and I just don't have time to listen at home.  But it is still on my iPod.  I'll get to it one of these days.

You'd probably like Coverville.  You can google it and listen on the computer I think.  It's not always classic albums.  Sometimes they will do a "cover story" where they pick a band, say the Rolling Stones, and cover a bunch of their music, but in covers only.  It's somewhat diverse.  They put up 2 shows a week, so somehow they stay busy.  I only pick and choose if it's an album or artist I like.  A couple of weeks ago they did U2's The Joshua Tree.  They played one cover that I downloaded from Amazon.  It's a really nicely done cover of Red Hill Mining Town.

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