Three Things You Didn’t Know About Sgt. Pepper’s
1. The album spent almost six months at number one
Guess what finally beat them out of top spot…The soundtrack to The Sound Of Music!!
2. Keith Richards hated the album
In an interview with The Telegraph in 2015, Rock music’s immortal one said that he thought the album was ‘a mishmash of rubbish, kind of like Satanic Majesties’.
3. Two of the best songs from early recording sessions weren’t even included on the album
McCartney’s Penny Lane and Lennon’s psychedelic Strawberry Fields Forever were released as singles but failed to make the album. The Beatles’ manager Brian Epstein insisted they were left off Sgt. Pepper, eventually surfacing on the soundtrack to Magical Mystery Tour.