It’s now more than fifty years ago, but Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band is still considered revolutionary in the world of popular music. What was it about Pepper that sent music culture reeling after hearing the opening sounds of an orchestra tuning amid audience chatter and the burning solo from a Fender Esquire guitar? Find out about this creative venture and the unique attributes of this monumental recording.
Suzanne M. Clark, professor, Harmony Department, Berklee College of Music