Friday, July 27, 2018

Five Albums, Five Days: The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

I honestly can't of another album that has had the impact of this album in my life. Like Dark Side this album had always been in the background noise of my life.  Both of my older brothers were huge Beatles fans, my brother Mike, in fact, got a job at the local Capitol  Records plant as a teen just so he could get the albums the day they came out.
It was Mike that told me about the Beatles.  We spent hours talking about music.  I learned more from him about music than from anyone else on the planet; except maybe for my older brother Pat.  They are the kinds of musicians that can pick up any instrument and play.  I was envious of Pat (he bought me a saxophone that I was terrible at), Pat was always envious of Mike.

Mike sat me down one day. He gave a pair of headphones that cost more than the computer I had just bought and he said I was going to listen to Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.  I told him I had heard this album before. He said, maybe, but I had never listened to it.

Mike died a few years ago.  After I heard, I went looking for my copy of Sgt. Pepper's. I couldn't find it. I am sure I had loaned it out. I was always doing that.
I got a new copy. But I still miss my brother.

Album: The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

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