Lennon and McCartney is one of the most famous, and arguably productive, songwriting partnerships in popular music. And on 6th July this year it will be 60 years since a 15-year-old Paul McCartney met a 16-year-old John Lennon at a church fete in Liverpool, England back in 1957.
Since that day the pair enjoyed and endured both a fruitful and fraught relationship, with ups and downs like any creative pairing. In those years, as any Beatles—and music fan—knows, that pairing produced some of the most renowned and acclaimed songs and albums ever made. Albums like The Beatles groundbreaking Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, which is being re-released this month to makes its 50th anniversary.
The seminal album will be reissued on 26 May 2017 on four formats including single CD, double CD, double vinyl, and a super deluxe edition with four CDs, DVD, a Blu-ray disc, posters, inserts, all delivered in a replica EMI tape box with slipcase.
“It’s crazy to think that 50 years later we are looking back on this project with such fondness and a little bit of amazement at how four guys, a great producer and his engineers could make such a lasting piece of art,” Paul McCartney says in a new introduction for the album's anniversary edition.