Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

1967 studio album by The Beatles

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is an album released by the Beatles. It was the eighth Beatles album released in the United Kingdom. It was released on 1 June 1967. It was at the top of music charts in the UK for twenty-seven weeks. It has many well-known songs, such as "When I'm Sixty-Four" and "A Day in the Life", which John Lennon and Paul McCartney worked on together. For a while before this album came out, The Beatles had been trying new things when they made records, but this album made a much bigger change in the way they sounded.[1]

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Studio album by
Released1 June 1967
Recorded6 December 1966 – 21 April 1967 at Abbey Road Studios, London, England
GenreRock • pop • psychedelic rock • art rock
ProducerGeorge Martin
The Beatles chronology
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
Magical Mystery Tour
Singles from Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The album title was used later for a 1978 Universal Pictures movie. Peter Frampton and the Bee Gees played Sgt. Pepper's band, while Billy Preston was the Sergeant. George Burns played Mr. Kite (the mayor), Steve Martin (in his first film) played Maxwell Edison, and Aerosmith was the Future Villain Band. It consistently holds the top spot on critics' lists of the greatest albums of all time.

Songs on the album


All songs written and composed by Lennon-McCartney except where noted. 

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"   2:00
2. "With a Little Help from My Friends"   2:43
3. "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds"   3:26
4. "Getting Better"   2:47
5. "Fixing a Hole"   2:35
6. "She's Leaving Home"   3:33
7. "Being for the Benefit of Mr. Kite!"   2:35
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "Within You Without You" (George Harrison) 5:05
2. "When I'm Sixty-Four"   2:37
3. "Lovely Rita"   2:41
4. "Good Morning Good Morning"   2:42
5. "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)"   1:19
6. "A Day in the Life"   5:04


  1. Gilliland, John (1969). "Show 45 - Sergeant Pepper at the Summit: The very best of a very good year. [Part 1]" (audio). Pop Chronicles.