Liverpool plans celebration of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper'

music news 05/04/2017

The Beatles' hometown of Liverpool is planning a three-week celebration for the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.

The celebration will have a separate multi-media event tied to each of the album’s 13 songs.

“It’s never been done before for an album, but Sgt. Pepper is something extraordinary, though there may have been moments when we wished it had fewer tracks,” the celebration’s artistic director Sean Doran told the Guardian.

It’s got that grab – everyone got it, everyone was up for it.

Paul McCartney is said to have given the go ahead for Sgt. Pepper at 50: Heading for Home, to be held from May 25 May to June 16, but he and Ringo Starr are not expected to attend. 

Some highlights of Sgt. Pepper at 50: Heading for Home include an all-day celebration of Indian music at St. George’s Hall, in recognition of George Harrison‘s interests that led to the album’s Within You Without You.

A Liverpool youth theatre company has also created a monologue based on She’s Leaving Home.

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