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Roger Waters Was Stunned First Hearing Beatles Sgt Pepper's (A Top Story)


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On Friday Roger Waters Was Stunned First Hearing Beatles Sgt Pepper's was a top story. Here is the recap: (Classic Rock) Roger Waters has recalled the important lesson he learned from the Beatles - and his shocked reaction to hearing Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band for the first time.

Pink Floyd recorded debut album Piper At The Gates Of Dawn in London's Abbey Road Studios, while the Fab Four worked on their iconic 1967 album in the next room.

But Floyd didn't hear it until they were touring the UK as part of a package tour headed by Jimi Hendrix and also featuring The Move, The Nice, Amen Corner and Eire Apparent.

Waters tells KLCS: "I remember pulling the car over into a lay-by, and we sat and listened. Somebody played the whole thing on the radio. I remember sitting in this old beat-up Zephyr 4, just completely stunned.

"I learned a lot from protest music when I was a young teenager. But I learned from John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison that it was okay for us to write about our lives, what we felt, to express ourselves." Read more - here.

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