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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt Pepper and Beyond
On June 1, 1967 The Beatles released their ground-breaking studio album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which became one of the biggest selling records of all time. Documentary filmmaker Alan G Parker, who has been a devoted fan of the band since the age of nine, shines a spotlight on the 12 month period between August 1966 and 1967 when The Beatles decided to stop touring because they could no longer hear themselves over the deafening screams, conceived the wildly imaginative concept album and recorded the songs at EMI's Abbey Road Studios. The film incorporates archive footage, which has been unseen since its original transmission, as well as present day interviews with former employees of The Beatles, fellow musicians, family members and journalists, who were all present during this rich creative period and bore witness and the death of manager Brian Epstein and the creation of Apple.