WARM RADIO AND SGT. PEPPERS
Fifty years ago this week, the music industry was buzzing about the latest release from the Beatles. It was going to be a different album and set of singles that the Fab Four had previously put out. WARM had always been in the forefront of any Beatles release. Always slow to pick up other singles as a type of corporate Susquehanna policy, with the Beatles it was a “can’t miss”.
For many WARM listeners though, the Sarge album was something different. There were those in the Beatles camp that thought it innovative and ethereal. Then there were others who were scratching their heads trying to figure out the meaning of some of the songs.
In true Beatles genius, the album was a bridge to both segments of their fans. The psychedelic “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” was tempered by a sweet song like “She’s Leaving Home”. When all was said and done, by August “All You Need Is Love” by the group was on top of the WARM charts and any debate gave way to the true enjoyment of what this group produced for its public. Here's a link to a great website set up specifically for the LP. http://www.thebeatles.com/album/sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band
And in August "All You Need" hit number !