It was this week in 1967 that The Beatles released their ground breaking album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The 13 tracks were recorded over a time period from November 1966 through April of 1967. The final price tag for recording the music that took more then 700 hours was $75,000, a cost that was unheard for that moment in time. Because of The Beatles worldwide success they were given unlimited studio time and allowed to do what ever they wanted to do.
The project ended up being quite successful, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band spent fifteen weeks at #1 on the Billboard 200, and a combined 113 weeks on the chart. The album has been certified eleven times platinum, for sales of over 11 million copies in the U.S.A.
Not only did music draw attention worldwide the album cover has become one of the most famous with John, Paul, George and Ringo dressed in their wild marching band uniforms surrounded by famous people in cardboard cutouts.