'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band'

1967 -2017

The most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time. 

  • The album was released on June 1, 1967.
  • It took the Beatles and the Abbey Road team more than 700 hours to create.
  • It spend 27 weeks at the top of the album charts in the UK, and 15 weeks in America.
  • The record has UK sales of 5.1 million copies (and counting) making it the third-best-selling album in chart history.
  • Peter Blake’s album cover features 57 photographs and 9 waxworks of famous people. It cost nearly £3,000, 60 times more than was usual.
Bob Dylan wins the Nobel Prize for Literature 2016
US folk singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has been awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature for having “created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition”.
Dylan, born Robert Allen Zimmerman, turned 75 earlier this year. His career has spanned more than five decades and his influence still pervades genres from rock and pop to folk and soul. His stunning lyrical ability has seen him tackle timeless themes from politics to love and he remains a hugely respected cultural presence.

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