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The accident that made The Beatles grow moustaches – Far Out Magazine

The accident that made The Beatles grow moustaches – Far Out Magazine

The accident that made The Beatles grow moustaches – Far Out Magazine
October 13
09:00 2020

We can all picture it, the glorious moustaches across the lips of The Beatles on their iconic album Sgt. Pepper. The band were so enamoured with their hairy lips that they even included cardboard cut-outs on the LP so their fans could join in on the act and pretend to be one of the Fab Four. While Paul McCartney has always claimed that in his mind’s eye his central character Sgt. Pepper had a droopy moustache, he made sure to incorporate one. That said, the reason the band actually added the legendary facial hair was because of one late-night accident.

The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper era may be one of the most iconic images of modern music, capturing the pure inventiveness of the decade. The figures of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr dressed in their brightly coloured band uniforms and all sporting a healthy dose of Victorian facial hair is one picture that will be forever emblazoned upon the annals of history.

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