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27 May 2017

Sir Tim Rice marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP.

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Sir Tim Rice marks the 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP with an examination of the album’s cultural and social impact.

Music has always been a potent force for social change; it serves as both catalyst and sound track for social justice movements throughout time and in 1967, Sgt Pepper’s provided one of the most powerful musical cornerstones to the now legendary `Summer of Love’. It became an inspiration for a new generation of free thinking activists to oppose the social and political norms at the time, triggering dramatic cultural changes. And 50 years after its release, the album is still providing inspiration for a new generation of artists.