Sgt. Pepper at Fifty: The Mood, the Look, the Sound, the Legacy of the Beatles' Great Masterpiece

Sgt. Pepper at Fifty: The Mood, the Look, the Sound, the Legacy of the Beatles' Great Masterpiece


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A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ mind-blowing landmark album: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Widely regarded as one of the greatest albums of all time, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band celebrates its 50th anniversary in June 2017. Even after half a century, the Beatles’ groundbreaking work thrillingly evokes the sights, sounds, and mood of the sixties at their most joyously psychedelic and creative. Featuring contributions from leading authorities on the Beatles’ music, Sgt. Pepper at Fifty provides an in-depth critique of the album, by looking at the unique cultural circumstances that led to its creation; examining the rich assemblage of influences that informed its sound; exploring the landmark cover art, which continues to inspire debate and intrigue; and assessing the record’s enduring legacy as the pinnacle of British pop.
In addition to 225 photos and other images, the book includes memorabilia.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454923787
Publisher: Sterling
Publication date: 06/01/2017
Pages: 176
Sales rank: 1,219,832
Product dimensions: 9.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Bill DeMain has written for publications including MOJO, Classic Rock, Musician, Entertainment Weekly, Mental Floss, and Performing Songwriter. He’s also contributed essays to several books, including The Beatles: Ten Years That Shook The World (DK), The History of Rock (Parragon), The MOJO Collection (Canongate), and more.
Mike McInnerney was among the leading British designers and counterculture activists of the sixties. He was art editor of leading British counterculture newspaper the International Times, and designed posters and album covers for many of the biggest names of the time, including The Who.

Gillian G. Gaar has written for numerous publications, including Mojo, Rolling Stone, and Goldmine. Her previous books include 100 Things Beatles Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die (Triumph Books), Boss: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (Voyageur), and Elvis the King: The Authorized Book from the Graceland Archives (Carlton). The first Beatle she saw in concert was Paul McCartney, June 10, 1976, at the Kingdome. She lives in Seattle.

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