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Scott Freiman: Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper

2014 Summer Speaker Series

The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is one of the most influential albums of our time. In the history of popular music, there is "Before Sgt. Pepper" and "After Sgt. Pepper". Rolling Stone described it as "the most important rock & roll album ever made, an unsurpassed adventure in concept, sound, songwriting, cover art and studio technology by the greatest rock & roll group of all time."

In Deconstructing Sgt. Pepper, composer, musician, and Beatles expert Scott Freiman looks at Sgt. Pepper from multiple angles, exploring the history behind the music. Using rare and unreleased recordings, Scott walks the audience through the construction of songs from take one to the final version. You are guaranteed to leave amazed at the Beatles' innovation in the studio, and have a newfound appreciation for the writing of Lennon, McCartney, and Harrison and even the drumming of Ringo Starr!

The Summer Speaker Series at The Museum at Bethel Woods is designed to complement and extend the scholarship in the museum galleries by presenting leading authorities in fields related to the museum's permanent and special exhibits. These events also allow for discussion among the audience members, allowing the chance for visitors to make connections and share their thoughts about different subjects.


  • Jul 11 , 2014
  • Museum Theater
  • 4:30 PM Doors Open
    5:00 PM Speaker begins
  • FREE! Ticket Required.
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