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It Was Fifty Years Ago Today... Sgt Pepper and Beyond (2017)

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today! The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper & Beyond (original title)
Not Rated | | Documentary, Music | 26 May 2017 (UK)
A documentation of the influences that went on to help create the seminal album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.


Alan G. Parker




Credited cast:
John Lennon ... Self (archive footage)
Paul McCartney ... Self
George Harrison ... Self (archive footage)
Ringo Starr ... Self
The Beatles ... Themselves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Magic Alex Magic Alex ... Self (archive footage)
Jane Asher ... Self (archive footage)
Julia Baird Julia Baird ... Self
Andre Barreau Andre Barreau ... Self
Syd Barrett ... Self (archive footage)
The Bee Gees ... Themselves (archive footage)
Pete Best ... Self
Cilla Black ... Self (archive footage)
Jenny Boyd Jenny Boyd ... Self
Pattie Boyd ... Self (archive footage)


On 1st June, 1967 The Beatles released what would become the world's first concept album, SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND. Described by Rolling Stone magazine as "The most important rock & roll album ever made..." the album not only changed the course of music but went on to become one of the biggest selling records of all time. Featuring interviews with former employees, fellow musicians, family members and journalists, and supported by a vast array of original and exclusive never-seen-before footage, the film offers a fascinating insight into the swinging sixties and the 12 months surrounding the album's release. Examining the band's disillusionment with touring, their changing relationship with manager, Brian Epstein, and the advent of the Summer Of Love, this star-studded rockumentary offers a fascinating insight into the creation and recording of one of the most ground-breaking and influential albums in pop history.

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There is not a single note of Beatles music in this documentary. See more »


Featured in Good Morning Britain: Episode dated 1 June 2017 (2017) See more »

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Just listen to the LP/CD
13 October 2017 | by bettycjungSee all my reviews

10/13/17. We are talking about one of Rock's greatest LP of all time, and this documentary doesn't even play any of it? Fifty years ago today? The legacy is in the music itself, not all this gibberish! A discussion of the inspiration for the songs that were on the LP would have been a lot more interesting to listen to and add to the enjoyment of the music than the reminiscing of - who are these people??? Don't even bother with this one, just listen to the LP - really.

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