The Beatles ' Sgt. Pepper 's Lonely Hearts Club Band Essay

782 Words Sep 14th, 2014 4 Pages
In my life, there is but one piece of art that sticks out to me as one of the most revolutionary and influential pieces of art in all recent history: The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. This album immediately made waves within society, and continues to have a profound impact on people today. It had changed how music was delivered, recorded, and listened to, while also helping to move society in a direction of major change. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was not simply a piece of art through the music it contains, but also through the imagery it portrays proudly on its album cover. This cover is 144 square inches of beautiful color, profound subjects, and intricate symbolism. At first glance, one notices the wide range of colors that one cannot help but look at. Blues, greens, yellows, and oranges are plainly visible, along with every color in between. Then, at second look, one begins to notice the actual subject matter of this glorious piece of art. It is none other than the mustachioed Beatles themselves along with 68 other people. These people include Bob Dylan, Shirley Temple, and an Indian goddess. (Inglis 88) The Beatles also included two versions of themselves: wax figures in suits that are reminiscent of the “Beatlemania” era and a new version in military outfits. Both of these are standing in front of what seems to be a recently dug grave that has “Beatles” written in flowers. One can only assume that this symbolizes a new era within The…

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