50 years ago today an album was released that took pop music, something previously regarded as disposable, into the realm of art, whilst helping enable a vital generation of young people to throw off the shackles and express themselves in ever-ambitious ways – ‘Sgt.Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ soundtracked the fabled ‘summer of love’, which had spilled out into an unsuspecting world via the US West Coast, its psychedelic epicentre being San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury neighbourhood, where the original hippies had gathered and pondered the meaning of it all, adopting a lateral LSD-laced stance on life that would be a defining feature of the decade.
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I hadn’t planned it that way, but it turned out to be a nice touch that the ‘Abbey Road’ listening session fell in the same week as John Lennon’s 70th birthday anniversary.
ARTIST: THE BEATLES
ALBUM: ‘ABBEY ROAD’
This Sunday (Oct 3rd), at 9pm, you’re invited to share a listening session with some likeminded souls, wherever you might be. This can be experienced either alone or communally, and you don’t need to leave the comfort of your own home to participate. Full lowdown here:
Having enjoyed such an auspicious start, Living To Music is catching the imagination of an ever increasing amount of music lovers. You can read all the comments here for the previous session – Pink Floyd’s ‘The Dark Side Of The Moon’: