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Simply put, rock ‘n’ roll as we know starts with the Beatles. Give Elvis and all those other pioneers credit for planting the seeds, but almost every rock artist of the past 50 years owes the Fab Four a heap of thanks for setting popular music’s template. Their very first album, 1963’s ‘Please Please Me,’ crackles with cross-Atlantic energy – inspired by American pop but rooted in British determination. By the time they made their sixth album, ‘Rubber Soul,’ they were writing their own songs and, more importantly, shaping a rock and pop landscape that would be explored and expanded on for decades to come. ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ is their pop-art masterpiece, but each of the Beatles’ 12 albums is a classic. No other group in rock history can make that claim.

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Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe

Listen to a Previously Unreleased Outtake of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Title Track

Beatles fans have to wait until May 26 for the deluxe reissue of Sgt. Pepper to arrive, but in the meantime, they can catch a sneak peek.

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John Pratt, Getty Images
John Pratt, Getty Images

50 Years Ago: The Beatles Complete ‘Sgt. Pepper’ by Recording Its Famous Runoff Groove

The Beatles wrapped recording of their classic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP on April 21, 1967.

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EMI

Paul McCartney Looks Back on Negative ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Reviews

It's almost universally regarded as a classic today, but in many ways, the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was an album decidedly ahead of its time.

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42 Awesome Takes on the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s’ Album Cover Art

The Beatles' cover art for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band stands as one of the most popular and copied in music history.

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Keystone Features, Hulton Archive

55 Years Ago: Former Beatle Stuart Sutcliffe Dies

In April 1962, when the Beatles arrived in Hamburg, Germany, for their third stint playing in the city’s music clubs, the band members were met with bad news from Astrid Kirchherr.

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NBC / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

The Night Don Rickles Insulted the Beatles

Nobody - not even the Beatles at the height of their popularity - was safe from the barbs of the world's most beloved insult comedian, Don Rickles.

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Inside the Beatles’ Lost ‘Sgt. Pepper’-Era Track ‘Carnival of Light’

On Jan. 5, 1967, the Beatles recorded an improvised avant-garde piece called "Carnival of Light."

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Apple Corps Ltd./Capitol/UMe

The Beatles Confirm Expanded ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Track Listing

The Beatles have officially announced an expanded version of their 1967 masterpiece, 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.'

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Christopher Furlong , Getty Images

Liverpool Plans Three-Week Celebration of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’

The Beatles' hometown festival comes complete with a separate multi-media event tied to each of the 13 songs on 'Sgt. Pepper.'

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Parlophone

Release Date and Formats Revealed for Beatles Expanded ‘Sgt. Pepper’ Reissue

An expanded six-disc Super Deluxe Edition of the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' is in the offing.

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