The Beatles' Hometown Announce 'Sgt. Pepper's' 50th Anniversary Celebration

03-23-2017
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(Radio.com) Liverpool, the city that birthed The Beatles' John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr, will honor the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was released June 1, 1967 (via The Guardian).

The celebration, titled Sgt. Pepper at 50: Heading for Home, will feature 13 events representative of the album's 13 tracks. Artistic director Sean Doran said those involved will be using Liverpool "as a turntable for the album."

Blending paintings, spoken word, film, music and more, the different events will highlight the long-reaching influence The Beatles and their seminal album had on the world. Read more here.

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