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Saturday, September 24, 2011

The Beatles-A Day In the Life

'The next day I woke up inspired…sort of. As it turned out, the surprise Jack had for me was a copy of The Beatles’ album ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, which wasn’t to be released until June twenty first. This was the most anticipated work thus far by fans of The Fab Four. The latest single from the album, ‘A Day in the Life’ had already been banned by the BBC for its references to drugs. All the heads just knew that the guys had joined us. They, too, were tripping. And everyone wanted to see just where that trip had taken their new music.'
A Day in the Life was a single unlike anything The Beatles had done before it and Sgt. Pepper was an album unlike anything the band had put out before. It was a perfect way to start out The Summer of Love. It fit right in. References to drugs were talked about, singles were banned, and the album was a huge commercial success. The Haight/Ashbury was most likely blasting the sounds of that album from one side to the other.


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