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 documentary “It Was 50 Years Ago Today!” will be available in U.S. on September 8th on DVD & VOD.
On 1st June, 1967 The Beatles released their ground-breaking studio album, SGT. PEPPER’S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as “The most important rock & roll album ever made…”, it left an indelible mark on the 60s and went on to become one of the biggest selling records of all time.
IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY! THE BEATLES: SGT. PEPPER & BEYOND examines the twelve months (Aug 1966 – Aug 1967) that would arguably be the most crucial in the band’s career, a year in which they stopped being the world’s number one touring band and instead became the world’s most innovative recording artists, pushing the boundaries of what could be achieved in the studio.
Alan G. Parker, not to be confused of course with the Alan (no G.) Parker, has made a name for himself over the last ten years directing usually music based documentaries on bands such as The Clash, the Sex Pistols and Kiss.
This documentary about Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band picks up where Ron Howard left off… without any of the band’s music or even images. It’s not easy to make a documentary about the greatest album in history when you don’t have access to a single note of the music. (Steve Rose)