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Movie-A-Day #356: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1978).

December 22, 2011

Happy birthday to Robin and Maurice Gibb, two-thirds of the Bee Gees. Maurice died in 2003, but Robin turns 62 today. The Bee Gees were THE top 40 supergroup of the 1970s. But as is often the case, the fame that followed their string of hits led them to make an absurdly ridiculous failure like “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” About 90 percent of what was cheesy and trendy about the ’70s got rolled up into this one, which makes it fun in its horribleness. But in the end what doomed the movie is the simple fact that the Bee Gees were not, nor would ever be, the Beatles.

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