Tuesday, 16 May 2017

Dead men tell no tales

Is it a coincidence or simple synchronicity that Paul McCartney’s appearance as a pirate in the forthcoming Pirates of the Caribbean movie should be slated for release in the UK on the self-same day that Apple Corps release the 50th anniversary edition of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band?

Possibly not, methinks, as I believe that there has always been a hidden buccaneer element to all things Pepper.

McCartney, according to IMDB, appears as Jail Guard 2 and adorns a promotional poster in full privateer pomp with a hand of cards held conspiratorially close to his chest. The Dead Man’s Hand one assumes as, as the poster says, Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Billy Bones?

Could this be confirmation that on this propitious date the truth about Sgt. Pepper and its attendant ‘Treasure Island’ coded clues will be revealed?

Possibly, is the best and only truthful answer I can supply, however, it does provide a very neat excuse for me to promote me old tome, The Sgt. Pepper Code, once again, especially as it has been revised in anticipation of the album’s fiftieth anniversary. 

Thursday, 19 January 2017

Upcoming Pepper Movie

It Was Fifty Years Ago Today…Sgt Pepper And Beyond, is a forthcoming documentary movie to mark the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Sgt. Pepper.

According to the blurb it will '...will journey through various solo projects to the release of Strawberry Fields Forever/Penny Lane, touching on flower power, John Lennon meeting Yoko Ono, LSD, meditation, Jimi Hendrix, the death of Brian Epstein, Abbey Road Studios and the Magical Mystery Tour.'

It sounds fascinating and, hopefully, may get to the truth of exactly what date John met Yoko at the Indica Gallery and why it was so important that it coincided with a time when the 'avant-garde Beatle', Paul McCartney, was conveniently out of the country. We can but hope!

More details here