Written by megarock on February 18, 2018
17th February 1967, The Beatles started recording a new John Lennon song ‘Being For The Benefit Of Mr Kite’. at Abbey Road studios, London. John’s lyrics for the song came almost entirely from an antique poster advertising a circus performance scheduled to take place in Rochdale, Lancashire, in February 1843. John had purchased the poster in Sevenoaks on January 31 while The Beatles were on location for the filming of the ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’ promotional film. More here: http://www.thisdayinmusic.com/pages/sgt_pepper
On this day February 29th 1968, The Beatles Sgt. Pepper won album of the year, best cover and best-engineered and recorded album at this years Grammy Awards.
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