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 →
Where: Various Location’s off of Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis MN
Back when I lived in Kansas City, this was THE place to go for a Philly. Yes this might not sound like much, philly in KC, I get it. Back when we lived there (few years ago), there were only three or four PepperJax locations – now there are dozens in the Midwest. Imagine if Chipotle made Philly’s instead of burritos — this is what to expect at PepperJax. I’ve tried many Philly’s in my life and I firmly believe these guys hang with some of the best. With fresh bread all the way from Philadelphia with tasty ingredients to compliment — it is hard not to become a regular at PepperJax. Right now in the Twin Cities, we are limited to just their food truck. Just recently, they have opened one in St.Cloud. Hopefully soon the delicious sandwiches will have a new home in the Minneapolis region.