N.Y. Times’s Critic Who Blasted “Sgt. Pepper” in 1967 Explains and Listens Again


Fifty years ago, Richard Goldstein wrote an incredibly negative review of The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” This was obviously a shock considering the otherwise positive feedback on the groundbreaking album. Now, fifty years later, Goldstein revisits the album and reveals several factors that may have impacted his review.

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