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It Was 44 Years Ago Today, Sgt. Pepper's Band 1st Played (Sorta)

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On June 1, 1967, The Beatles released their eighth studio album. "It was twenty years ago today, Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play..." begins the titular tune. Songs off Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band became classics. For your audio-centric video lunch today, a look at the album of songs that Beatle Paul McCartney said reflects their shift from boys in pop to men in rock.

Ah, what songs! "A Day in the Life," "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds," "With A Little Help From My Friends," "When I'm Sixty-Four," and "Getting Better," to name a few. Which Sgt. Pepper track is your favorite?

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