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On this day in music history: March 24, 1979 - “Tragedy” by the Bee Gees hits #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 2 weeks. Written by Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb it is the eighth US chart topper for the three brothers from the Isle Of Man, UK. Recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, FL in the Spring of 1978, the song is written during a particularly prolific period for the brothers Gibb. “Tragedy” is written in mid 1977 while the Bee Gees are filming “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” during which time they also write “Too Much Heaven” and “Shadow Dancing”. The songs climactic explosion sound effects are created by the engineer recording several overdubs of Barry Gibb cupping his hands over the microphone while making the explosion sound with his mouth, combined with keyboardist Blue Weaver playing random notes on the bottom end of the piano with the sounds being heavy processed in the mix. Issued as a single in late January of 1979, prior to the release of their first post “Saturday Night Fever” album “Spirits Having Flown”, it is another immediate hit. Entering the Hot 100 at #29 on February 10, 1979, it streaks to the top of the chart six weeks later. “Tragedy” is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.

Beatles Albums Explained
  • Please Please Me: the Beatles like sex
  • With the Beatles: the Beatles like sex part 2
  • A side of A Hard Day's Night: glamorous 60's pop
  • B side: bitter country music?
  • Beatles for Sale: the Beatles are a country band now in a good way
  • Help!: the Beatles remember they're a rock band but they like flutes and violins too
  • Rubber Soul: 4/5 stars songs coming together to make a 6/5 stars album
  • Revolver: hello we're the Beatles and we're ascending
  • Sgt. Pepper: the Beatles straight up dictate what pop is gonna sound like now and everyone takes notes
  • Magical Mystery Tour: "hello we're Paul and the McCartneys I mean "the Beatles" and here's the music from "our" new movie
  • The Beatles: We Are Tense
  • Yellow Submarine: idk here's some singles and new songs and a bunch of scoring from the last movie we have to make (not)
  • Abbey Road: wHOa ThERe FRiEnD
  • Let It Be: among a few orchestral pieces, the Beatles return to their roots of straight single track rock n roll that you can actually perform and they BEAT IT UP
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Rolling Stone’s Top 10 Albums of All Time + Opening Lyrics

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“We’re Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
We hope you have enjoyed the show
Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
We’re sorry but it’s time to go”

This took me forever i wanted to get it done for the anniversary of the album but i guess not. Well enjoy the pictures guys.

sgt pepper explained
  • sgt pepper: the beatles are having an identity crisis
  • a little help from my friends: ringo wants drugs (and the boys got him)
  • lucy in the sky: the john lennon equivalent of hanging his son's drawing on the fridge
  • getting better: wtf yeah i guess it is
  • fixing a hole: paul has chores
  • she's leaving home: paul john and george martin's lonely hearts club band
  • for the benefit of mr kite: scary circus (normal circus)
  • within you without you: george and george martin's lonely hearts club band
  • when i'm 64: things we said today but with grandchildren on yerr knee
  • lovely rita: faul's thirsty for the lady who killed paul
  • good morning: john went for a walk today (oh boy)
  • sgt pepper reprise: the beatles try to convince us once again that it's not them but they're gonna have to try harder than that
  • a day in the life: was george even here
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EMI STUDIOS, LONDON, MARCH 29 1967

“A homburg-hatted John joins in on working out the arrangement of ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’ for Ringo’s benefit. Lennon was presumably in a more coherent state than the previous week when he accidentally ingested some LSD during a session. George Martin, blissfully unaware of the drug’s powerful hallucinatory effects, had lead John up to the roof to get some air after he’d complained of feeling ill. On learning of this Paul and George both dashed upstairs to rescue him. Paul clutches an acetate of one of the Pepper tracks while George pulls up a chair to work with John on the guitar parts.” - From ‘Looking Through You’ and scanned by @thebeatlesforlife :)