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The Beatles week ahead: 'Sgt. Pepper' released in the UK

"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released this week in the UK in 1967.
"Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" was released this week in the UK in 1967.
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This week:

  • San Diego County Fair, “Fab Fair,” June 7-July 6 celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Beatles in the U.S. Performances by British Invasion June 8, BritBeat June 12, The McCartney Years June 19, The Fab Four June 26 and Britain's Finest July 6.

Your Beatles calendar for the week:

  • Paul McCartney Out There! Tour: The tour is scheduled to resume June 14 in Lubbock, Texas. (Tickets for U.S. shows available here and here.)


Beatles tours:


Future events:



Beatles history:

  • June 1, 1967: “Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band” released in UK.

  • June 4, 1967: Three days after its release, Jimi Hendrix opens his set with a short version of the “Sgt. Pepper” title song. Paul McCartney is in the audience. McCartney mentions the incident on his recent tours.

  • June 7, 1969: “The Ballad of John and Yoko” enters UK charts.

Beatles chart news:

  • On Billboard charts: For the Billboard charts for June 7 released May 30, "Abbey Road" is #11 on the Vinyl Albums chart.

50 years ago this week on the British charts:

  • Singles: On the chart of 5-30-64: “Can't Buy Me Love” is #22.

  • Albums: “With the Beatles” #2. “Please Please Me” #8.

50 years ago on the American charts:

  • Singles from 5-16-64: “Love Me Do” moves in to #1. Peter & Gordon's “A World Without Love” #7. “P.S. I Love You” #11. “Do You Want to Know a Secret” #19. “Can't Buy Me Love” #42. “Bad to Me” by Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas debuts at #71. Bobby Rydell's “World Without Love” #86. Bubbling Under: “Sie Liebt Dich” by Der Beatles #108.

  • LPs: “The Beatles Second Album” #1. “Meet the Beatles!” #5. “Introducing the Beatles” #10.

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