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Sgt Pepper all set for 40th birthday

The popular Beatles album of the '60s, is set for a superb honour on its 40th anniversary.

art and culture Updated: Apr 07, 2007 20:30 IST

'Beatles’ album Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band will be recreated by some of today’s top rock and pop bands like ‘Oasis’, ‘The Killers’ and ‘Razorlight’, for commemorating the 40th anniversary of the album’s release.

‘The Fratellis’ and ‘Kaiser Chiefs’ will also join the Radio 2 recording session on June 2. The music album, which was released in June 1967, is considered to be on the most influential albums of all times list, reports the Sun.

Radio 2 controller Lesley Douglas said that the recording will not only be a special session, but also an exclusive musical moment. "This will be not only a unique radio event, but a very special musical moment,” Manchester Evening News quoted Douglas, as saying.

Douglas added that the artists involved in the re-recording will ensure an appropriate tribute to one of the greatest albums of all times.

"The range and quality of artists involved ensure that this will be a fitting tribute to one of the great albums of all time,” he added.

First Published: Apr 07, 2007 19:51 IST