Last week marked the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”.
The first time I heard it was just a few days after its release. My best friend Melissa and I were in summer school at SWTSU, living in the dorm. My previous roomie asked us over to listen to a new Beatles album. Because we wanted to enjoy it fully and faithfully, we stuffed a towel under the door and smoked a great big joint.
Over in JoAnn’s room, we sat mesmerized through the entire, what turned out to be, breakthrough musical recording. I’m not sure I ever heard it that exact same way again even though I’ve listen to it hundreds of times now.
It was a life changer for sure!