On June 1st 1967 (50 years ago) The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was released. A highlight in the history of (pop)music history. It’s definitely not the best Beatles album, but it is their best-known.
At the time I was too young to be aware of this milestone. But I wasn’t too young for the re-release in 1987. All the Beatles albums were released on compact discs for the first time during that year. A big campaign preceded the releases.
Since all has been said about this album, I present the advertising campaign from the initial release from 1967 and the ‘It was twenty years ago today’ campaign for the cd release from 1987 and the 2017 re-release.