Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band 

Released on May 26, 1967 … It’s # 1 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.

It’s considered by many to be the first concept album and is the inspiration for much of rock.

” … on behalf of the group and ourselves, I hope we passed the audition.”

Look what turns 50 today … released May 8, 1970 ~
The Beatles release Let It Be. The group has already broken up and with all the internal turmoil and politics, it’s a wonder it ever happened. It’s even moved around Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, debuting at #86 and later settling in at #388.

Come together 

April 24, 1976 ~ Lorne Michaels takes a shot at getting The Beatles to get back together.

(Paul and Linda were visiting John and Yoko in NY and actually – for a few short minutes John and Paul actually thought about taking a cab to the SNL studios.)

A few months later, George Harrison is the musical guest on SNL … and The Quiet One thinks he’s got some money due …

The Invasion Begins … 

Reporter: Are you a little embarrassed by the lunacy you cause?
Lennon: No, it’s great …. We like lunatics.

February 7, 1964 ~ Thanks to media coverage and a publicity campaign by Capitol Records, thousands of screaming fans greet The Beatles when Flight 101 from London lands in New York at 1:20 p.m.

The scenes become iconic images of Beatlemania.

Introducing … The Beatles 

Released on January 10, 1964 on Vee-Jay records, it’s the debut album … depending upon who you talk to. It comes out 10 days before Capitol Records’ Meet The Beatles which actually beat Introducing to the charts by one week. It’s all so confusing and who the hell cares. Everything changed in 1964.

Source: Introducing … The Beatles – You Can’t Make This Stuff Up …

10 Great Beatles Moments We Owe to George Martin  

Sir George Martin ~ b. January 3, 1926.

This is as good a take as anyone but I do think Jordan missed out by not including “I Am The Walrus” and “Eleanor Rigby.”

The things he and Paul did with McCartney’s bass were genius.Revisit 10 Beatles moments that would have been impossible without late producer and “fifth Beatle” George Martin.

Source: 10 Great Beatles Moments We Owe to George Martin