On this day in 1967, the Beatles released the record that would top every “Greatest Albums Ever” list by major mags, in perpetuity (or at least as long as a Baby Boomer is editor-in-chief). And that’s cool — its greatness is undeniable — but we’re guessing most of you spin Revolver or trek down Abbey Road twice as often as you salute the Sgt.. You’ll find celebratory articles everywhere, with expositions on Peppers‘ impact on recording techniques, songwriting, fashion, etc. — but don’t you forget to tune in to BBC Radio 2 tomorrow from 4:30-6:30 GMT for that Sgt. Peppers Lonely “All Star” Jam, with covers by Oasis, Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, James Morrison, The Fratellis, and Razorlight!
Sorry, did we say “don’t you forget”? Obviously we don’t mean that. Happy 40th, Sgt. Pepper. You deserve better. But still you look marvelous.