Sunday Side Up Brit Bunch: "Sgt. Pepper/ A Little Help" by the Beatles

John Lockwood
March 12, 2021

Written by Lennon and McCartney for Ringo Starr, "Sgt. Pepper/ A Little Help" was the first and second track from the iconic 1967 LP "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band." John Lennon claims most of the song is McCartney... although he says the line "What do you see when you turn out the lights? I can't tell you buy I know it's mine"... was his.

Paul McCartney thought up the concept of a "different" band following their decision to stop touring in 1966... and "Sgt. Pepper" was created.

After producer George Martin received pressure from the record company for a new single, the double A- side "Strawberry Fields Forever" and "Penny Lane" was released before the "Sgt. Pepper" album was ready. As a result, they did not appear on the LP (though that was the original plan).

Joe Cocker's 1968 cover of "With a Little Help from My Friends" was a soulful take that became an anthem for the Woodtsock era.

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