Thu 3/22 @ 7:30PM
When the Beatles released Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in May, 1967, suddenly the whole world was talking about this adventurous “new” direction for the band known for its catchy pop rock hits.
But it was only a case of psychedelia breaking through to a mass market. Those in the know had been aware of the new trends — in clothes, drugs and music — for several years. And the Beatles’ previous album Revolver, released in August 1966, had already broken major ground, building on 1965’s Rubber Soul, where the band had begun their experimentation. Revolver tracks like “I’m Only Sleeping,” “She Said She Said,” and “Tomorrow Never Knows” were far from “She Loves You” and “I Want to Hold Your Hand” (although it also contained catchy hits like “Taxman,” “Good Day Sunshine” and “Yellow Submarine.”
As part of Baldwin Wallace’s 8th annual Beatles fest, CoolCleveland’s Thomas Mulready will delve deeply into the story of Revolver, in “Relax and Float Upstream: Behind the Beatles’ Masterpiece, Revolver.” He’ll explore the making of the album, its place in the Beatles’ chronology and lives and the stories behind the songs in a multimedia program.
It takes place at Kulas Music Hall in the Boesel Musical Arts Center. It’s free; tickets are required. Go here.