RollingStone.com reports that PBS will explore the creation and profound musical influence of the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, with a new hour-long documentary, Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution, premiering Saturday, June 3rd at 8 p.m. ET. In an exclusive clip, British composer-broadcaster Howard Goodall unpacks Paul McCartney’s groundbreaking Baroque-rock hybrid “Penny Lane,” piece by piece.
Watch the clip below.
More About “Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution”
Hosted by British composer and television presenter Howard Goodall, “Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution” uses visually striking elements to conjure up the psychedelic world of “Sgt. Pepper,” provide context for the culture of the day, and show how the album was a driving force within that culture. It also highlights how contemporary projects, like Beyonce’s “Lemonade,” would be unthinkable today had The Beatles not completely upended the whole concept of what an album should be. And for the Beatles fan in all of us, the show reveals material that has been squirreled away for decades, known only to a handful of people at Abbey Road Studios, including recordings of studio chat, and isolated instrument tracks and vocals.