Today is the 50th anniversary of one of the most influential albums of all time: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, by The Beatles. John, Paul, George, and Ringo did things on this album, not only in terms of music but in production, that had never been tried before — and made one of the finest works of aural art you’ll ever experience.
Everyone has his or her favorite track from the album, which is genius from start to finish (at least, from where I sit). This one is mine. Please enjoy Paul McCartney’s live performance of “Lovely Rita.”