_John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr,
Mal Evans and/e Adam Cooper;
The Beatles; England/Inglaterra;
London/Londres; Chelsea; Chelsea Manor Studios; Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; March 30th 1967/30 de março de 1967.
Surviving Gallipoli and a year of trench warfare in France including Pozieres, the stocky Welshman who enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force would become one of the missing following Bullecourt in April 1917.
In 1963, the first Beatles album was completed in a day. Four years on, sessions now ran through the night into the early hours. A song might start with only a basic melody so copious studio time was spent on building up the arrangements and rehearsing and recording a basic track, slowing or speeding up the tape or playing it backwards, adding parts as they went along. Session musicians were brought in to augment the track where necessary. John listens intently to a playback and watches with Paul while George makes a point. In retrospect, ‘Sgt Pepper’ could be seen as the last unified Beatles project where all four were working towards and co-operating on a common purpose. George’s main contribution was the philosophical ‘Within You Without You’ and he is seen working through the arrangement on a harmonium watched by visiting Indian musician, Amiya Dasgupta, erroneously identified in ‘The Beatles Book’as Ravi Shankar’s brother. Other visitors to the session included Sean O’Mahony (talking to Mal) and Dick James (seen behind George Martin). - From ‘Looking Through You’.
March 30,1967 - George Harrison with Mal Evans, Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr during the cover shoot for the Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club band album. held at Chelsea Manor Studios with photographer Michael Cooper.