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In Pictures: The Summer of Love

Thanks to the Beatles, a splendid time was guaranteed for all during 1967’s Summer of Love, writes Paul McGuinness


19 MAY 1967 The Beatles open the door at manager Brian Epstein’s Belgravia, London home to announce the launch of the their long-awaited new record, Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (inset), which saw pop albums elevated to the status of works of art.

For any young men born before World War II, their future was mapped out. A stint of two years’ compulsory national service would transform them from boys into men of discipline and respectability. The removal of this obligation, however, offered up something new and valuable: freedom.

ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE The Beatles and their manager, Brian Epstein, at EMI’s Abbey Road Studio in London
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