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    Re: It was 40 years ago today: Memories of Sgt. Pepper

    Evidently I neglected to paste a link to this article. It is under the section labeled NEWS.

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    Re: It was 40 years ago today: Memories of Sgt. Pepper

    I was 11. That was a wonderful time to be 11, and what a sound track we had. I agree that it is the best rock album of all time. Jethro Tull's Thick As A Brick & A Passion Play are my favorites, but The Beatles are my favorite band. I think John Lennon had the best voice in rock.

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    Re: It was 40 years ago today: Memories of Sgt. Pepper

    lopevian - I love Tull! My late teens were all about 70's progressive rock, and it's still probably nearest and dearest to my heart.

    And to come full circle, Sgt. Pepper sure helped paved the way, by breaking away from standard rock/blues arrangements.

    I'm sure The Beatles must have used flute at some point but I can't think of an example...?

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    Re: It was 40 years ago today: Memories of Sgt. Pepper

    Quote Originally Posted by lei;2494886;
    lopevian - I love Tull! My late teens were all about 70's progressive rock, and it's still probably nearest and dearest to my heart.

    And to come full circle, Sgt. Pepper sure helped paved the way, by breaking away from standard rock/blues arrangements.

    I'm sure The Beatles must have used flute at some point but I can't think of an example...?
    I can't think of an example either, of The Beatles using flute.

    I had to play a Beatles album after reading this thread! I put on Rubber Soul!

    Lei, your avatar is so far beyond adorable, there isn't even a word.
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    Re: It was 40 years ago today: Memories of Sgt. Pepper

    How is it I missed this thread? It's mind boggling to think this album came out 40 years ago because when I hear the songs I'm immediately transported back to the home I lived in during the 60's. I also remember memorizing every word on the album cover and playing the record over and over. I heard a long time ago that John credited The Beach Boys' Pet Sounds album, for the creativity of Sgt. Pepper's.

    I'm another Jethro Tull fan, too. I saw them many times in concert, and loved it when Ian Anderson would hop around the stage on one foot while playing the flute. He's quite the entertainer.

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    Re: It was 40 years ago today: Memories of Sgt. Pepper

    Quote Originally Posted by lopevian;2494957;
    I can't think of an example either, of The Beatles using flute.

    I had to play a Beatles album after reading this thread! I put on Rubber Soul!

    Lei, your avatar is so far beyond adorable, there isn't even a word.
    Thanks! That was from Theo's first night at home.

    Rubber Soul is an amazing album, too.

    roseskid - Thank you for sharing your memories, and for posting that cool photo. Welcome to the party! Pull up a bean bag chair and check out the lava lamp!

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