Here’s a quick rundown of some of the most iconic Beatles quotes from the record: “We’re gonna take our chances, it’s gonna be a good day for the Beatles” —John Lennon on the opening of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
“I don’t care what it’s called, it ain’t called nothing but love” —Paul McCartney on the first Beatles album, Abbey Road.
“When I got married, I was married to the Queen of England, but I never took her with me.
I never was married, so I didn’t have to go through all the trouble of taking her with us.
I’ve been married for over a hundred years, I’ve never had to do that.”
—George Harrison on his first marriage.
“We had a really good time, but we were never in the same room together.”
—John Williams on his early marriage.
“The Beatles are the best band in the world.
And they’re not doing what anybody else in the music world is doing, which is to try to write and play for the masses.
They’re not writing and playing for the public, they’re writing and singing for the people that they love.”
—Beatles guitarist Keith Richards.
John Lennon is a fan of the Beatles and the Beatles’ early work: “I love ‘Love Me Do,’ but I think they are not the best Beatles song.
And the Beatles are one of the best bands in the history of the world.”
—The Beatles, on Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Blues, on the “best song” list.
“The Beatles had a great time, and I’ll miss ‘Love Myself’ with all my heart.”
—Paul Simon on the band’s third album, Sgt. Pooh’s Big Adventure.
This is the second time that John Lennon has been nominated for an Oscar.
In 2012, he won for Best Actor in a Motion Picture or TV Series for his role as John Travolta on the 1995 biopic, Born to Run.
The Beatles have always been a popular group with younger generations.
On the record, John Lennon and Paul McCartney both say they are influenced by a lot of different people.
Lennon once described himself as “a very introverted, very lonely person, which was one of my great pleasures growing up,” and McCartney said that his greatest fear in life was “to not have a lot to do, not to have a group of people that I can get along with.”
Paul McCartney said he’s a fan, but he’s also a fan “of people like me and John T. and George.”
John McCartney said, “I think the biggest thing that we all have in Common is the love that we share, and that is the most powerful thing.”
“I would rather have that than having a big ego or an ego that I know something about, or anything that I think that I’m better than everyone else.”
—On the Beatles, the song that became one of their biggest hits.
“Don’t Think Twice” is the Beatles most famous song, and the song became a hit for the band.
John Lennon was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song for the song, but the Academy said he didn’t win.
In 2017, John McCartney said the song he recorded on Sgt Pepper’s “Lonely Hearts” was the best he ever wrote.
He said the group would not make another album until they wrote another “Lonesome Daydream.”
“I have a new, fresh idea of what the song should be, and what it means to be a Beatles fan.
I have a fresh idea.
The Beatles are not writing music for the sake of it, they are writing music to get along.”
—Barry Manilow, the producer of the band, on what he was trying to achieve with Sgt. Prudence.
A year after the album’s release, Lennon and McCartney wrote their own song about the Beatles.
“There was an idea in my head that if the Beatles were to come back together, they should write something like ‘I’ve Got a Feeling.'”
“I was writing it for a few days, but then I had a sudden vision of the song in my mind.
And I just remembered it in my dreams and I thought, I can’t wait to do this.
I didn’ know how long I had until I was ready to make this song happen.”
On the album cover: “All I want for Christmas is a new Sgt Pepper album.”
The band recorded Sgt. Pete’s Lonely Heart’s Blues for the first time at Abbey Road Studios, and John Lennon told the Rolling Stones’ Paul McCartney, “It was the first record I ever made that wasn’t in the middle of a studio, and so it was the only record that I was really involved in.”
Beatles drummer Keith Richards said the band did not use a live band for this album.