A documentation of the influences that went on to help create the seminal album, Sgt Pepper’s lonely hearts club band directed by Alan G. Parker.
The Beatles Recording Reference Manuals is the first book of the four-book series by Jerry Hammack. The first volume goes from “My Bonnie” through “Beatles For Sale” The books reconstruct each song’s creation as well as detailing the technical profile of each and every classic Beatles recording session from 1961 to 1970.
The Beatles and friends celebrated George’s 25th birthday while in Rishikesh, attending an advanced Transcendental Meditation training session at the ashram of Maharishi Mahesh Yogi.
The day before the press party for the release of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the Beatles had a photo session in Hyde Park. The photographer was Marvin Lichtner from Time Magazine.
The Beatles released Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band on June 1, 1967. For its 50th anniversary a special reissue packages of CD and vinyl versions is announced for May 26, 2017.
Yanni Alexis Mardas, who was a friend of The Beatles in the mid 1960s, died on 13 January 2017 after a battle with pneumonia; he was aged 74.
John Lennon nicknamed him Magic Alex because of his impressive technological and scientific knowledge. Lennon often called him his “guru”, and he became part of The Beatles’ extended entourage after they stopped touring.