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*June 1, 1967.* The Beatles release their eighth studio album ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’. It was recorded in 129 days after a period in which the group had enjoyed some rest after deciding to stop touring. Their creative juices flowing once again, McCartney, Lennon, Starr and Harrison along with influential producer George Martin were back to their their most creative and experimental. Boasting tracks such as ‘With A Little Help From My Friends’, ‘Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds’ and ‘A Day in the Life’, the album is the Beatles’ biggest selling with around 32 million copies sold. Regarded as one of the first ‘concept’ albums, it is often to be found on greatest albums lists compiled within the music industry.
  *Also on June 1:* Publication of Charles Baudelaire’s ‘Les Fleurs Du Mal‘ (1857); General Motors files for bankruptcy (2009).
 
Born on June 1: Carl von Clausewitz (1780), Marilyn Monroe (1926), Morgan Freeman (1937), Ronnie Wood (1947), Justine Henin (1982).

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