“Whatever music you like to listen to, if it was written after 1 June 1967 then more likely than not it will have been influenced, one way or another, by Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” - Howard Goodall
The more hours John and Paul spent together, the more they uncovered humour and harmony down the line. They’d both read ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and ‘Just William’. Both were consumed by 'The Goon Show’. They made each other laugh all the time and began to develop an attuned shorthand humour beyond others’ comprehension.
The Beatles - All These Years - Extended Special Edition - Volume One: Tune In
By Mark Lewisohn.
“Sgt. Pepper is the most celebrated album by my favourite band. These documentaries will shed light on how The Beatles, with George Martin, created a piece of work that marked a watershed for what a long playing record could be. It’s my absolute pleasure to help tell you about it.“ -
photo of John Lennon with a dandelion in his eye, fondly known as
in the garden of his Weybridge home, the year that the Beatles
received their MBEs - in recognition of the worldwide 'Beatlemania’
phenomenon. John Lennon had a taste for the bizarre and surreal in
the visual arts, and in the presentation of his own image. Robert
Whitaker claims this as one of his favourite images and acknowledges
the inspiration being a meditation on Narcissus and a remembered
quote from 'Euripides referring to flowers in people’s eyes’.