Retrospective Season: Sgt Pepper: It Was 20 Years Ago Today

As part of our retrospective season Simon Albury presents a film from the Granada documentary archive. This film is also being shown in tribute to its Director, John Sheppard.

The film examines the masterwork album by the Beatles, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band and the impact of 1967 and the Summer of Love.

Packed with interviews from Harrison, McCartney and Derek Taylor (the former Beatles Press Officer) who wrote the paperback based on the film, and almost all the key players as well as clips of Fab Four, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin and Ravi Shankar at the Monterey Pop Festival, the film explores the counter-culture and hippy generation that changed the world.

 

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