Imaginative, innovative, groundbreaking – an explosion of musical color.
When The Beatles ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ exploded in technicolor in May of 1967, music fans were treated to not only an expansion of artistic expression but also recording techniques that hadn’t been heard before. In Sgt. Pepper’s, The Beatles were pushing the envelope more than ever before.
This experimentalism in pushing the boundaries of pop, rock, and psychedelic music in a concept album was risky, a risk The Beatles and their team were willing to make. The album still resonates with us today because it is more than a range of individual tracks, it an immersive story that echoes feelings we all know – belonging, independence, youthful adventure, risk taking. On top of these questions of identity and life at large are bigger social, cultural, and political concepts that are woven into the fabric of humanity. In the end, we are all apart of Sgt. Pepper’s Band
Join Robin LaRose on Wednesday, May 26th @ 6 p.m. as he takes you back to 1967 and the groundbreaking album from The Beatles, it’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ only on Rock 101 – Vancouver’s Greatest Hits!