Today (May 26th) marks the 50th anniversary celebration of The Beatle’s revolutionary album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The LP was the first released by the band following their retirement from touring after their final performance at Candlestick Park in 1966. Although The Beatles had already begun a steady transition from being a more traditional pop-rock group with albums like Rubber Soul and Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s has been hailed as their ultimate creative masterpiece, followed closely perhaps by 1969’s Abbey Road. Released at the beginning of the Summer of Love, it set a new precedent for what a rock and roll record could be. The concept behind the album began following the exhaustion the group experienced after the whirlwind of Beatlemania. Paul McCartney came to Lennon, Starr, and Harrison with an idea that they would record an all new album under an alternative persona, which would free them from the weight of being the Beatles and usher in a fresh wave of musical creativity. Sgt. Pepper’s not only ushered in a new era for the Beatles; it also marked the beginning of the psychedelic rock movement that would see new groups like The Doors, Pink Floyd, and Jefferson Airplane begin to climb the pop music charts. Now, 50 years later, Sgt. Pepper’s is known not only for its conception and importance to 60s rock (and music in general), but also for the history of its production. Continue reading →
Today marks what would have been John Lennon‘s 75th birthday. Lennon is best known as one of the members of The Beatles and for his hit songs ‘Imagine’, ‘Come Together’, ‘Strawberry Fields Forever’, and ‘Whatever Gets You Through The Night’. Happy Birthday John!
Nike continues to push the boundaries of technology within the realm of sports, this time releasing images of a laser sighted soccer field. The above video takes place in the streets of Spain and illustrates just how easy this laser sight, will make it to play a game anywhere. When applied to other sports such as Basketball, Hockey, Baseball or even Football the possibilities are amazing. Check out the above clip and pray for these to start hitting stores soon.