Rock Chronology #64: A Day In The Life


“A Day In The Life”, The Beatles, 1967.

It’s time to end 1967 and what a hell of a year it was. The Beatles released the most important album ever made, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The first really big Rock festival, the Monterey Pop Festival, took the world by storm. The Doors, The Beatles, and The Jimi Hendrix experience all released their best album plus an extra album on top of that! There was so much great music from this era that a lot of notable music from this era did not get noticed until years later (The Moody Blues, The Velvet Underground, Pink Floyd, etc….) Tomorrow we’ll begin 1968, and there’s a whole lot of great music there too!

But first we have to talk about this song, “A Day In The Life”. When you are listening to a Beatles’s album for the first time they make you think the album is going to end, and then they throw a special treat in at the end. For Sgt. Pepper’s the special treat was this song. It’s one hell of a treat. It is arguably the best song on the album. Specifically it’s the best song, on the most important album ever made, from the greatest Rock band that ever lived. They saved the best for last, so that is why I saved it for the end of my 1967 Rock Chronology.

So, may I introduce to you, “A Day In The Life”.

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1 Response to Rock Chronology #64: A Day In The Life

  1. Pingback: Rock Chronology #149: Golden Slumbers, Etc. | Thoughtful Mirth

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