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It Was 20 Years Ago Today (1987)

An examination of the classic rock album, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, and the year of its debut, 1967.

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John Sheppard
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Credited cast:
Peter Coyote ... Himself
Allen Ginsberg ... Himself
George Harrison ... Himself
Abbie Hoffman ... Himself
Timothy Leary ... Himself
George Martin ... Himself
Paul McCartney ... Himself
Malcolm McDowell ... Narrator
Derek Taylor Derek Taylor
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This film examines the masterwork album by the Beatles, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, released in 1967, with its creation, themes and impact explored in turn. In addition, this film explores the summer of that year with the rise of the counter-culture and hippies for instance, and the whole notion that love and music could change the world. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@home.com>

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Documentary | Music

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 May 1988 (West Germany) See more »

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Edited into The Beatles Anthology: July '66 to June '67 (1995) See more »

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A great documentary.
18 December 2004 | by twajjoSee all my reviews

...and Paul will soon be 64, but then John and George are gone now.

I wish I could find a copy of this on DVD. I guess I'll just have to muddle by with the aging VHS copy I got off of PBS a few years ago (sigh).

I've told many friends about this film and they all wish they could see it. Even 1987, when the film came out seems like a long time ago.

The Merry Pranksters, The Beatles, The Diggers, all of them are in there. Could the world have ever held that much hope, that much innocent belief that things could only better?

Alas, the screws probably don't want you to see anything that makes you think.


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