Today is the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, which was released on 1 June 1967. At the time of its release its innovations and eccentricities were cutting edge.
But now, which is a testament to its legacy, the sounds and styles from the album, and its experimental approach in the studio, have been heavily adopted and become commonplace. Still, it remains a seminal album and one that each household has a copy of—be it vinyl, CD, or digital.
And, of course, along with the music embedding itself into our culture, the album artwork too, especially the famous front cover by Pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, has become emblematic.