“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” wins four Grammy Awards

Thursday, February 29, 1968

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At the 10th Annual Grammy Awards in 1968, the Beatles’ 1967 album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” won four awards:

  • Album Of The Year – The Beatles & George Martin (producer). It was the first rock LP to receive this honour.
  • Best Contemporary Album – George Martin (producer) & The Beatles
  • Best Album Cover – Jann Haworth & Peter Blake (art directors)
  • Best Engineered Record – Geoff E. Emerick (engineer)

From What Happened? 10th GRAMMY Awards Flashback | GRAMMY.com:

By the time the 10th GRAMMYs rolled around, the Beatles had already made their mark, earning Best New Artist honors at the 7th GRAMMY Awards three years earlier. But with their magnum opus Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the British quartet transitioned to music royalty. They nabbed five GRAMMY nominations for 1967, and ultimately took home two for the coveted Album Of The Year prize and Best Contemporary Album.

Sgt. Pepper’s … proved to be a hit in other categories as well. The album’s pioneering sonics earned engineer Geoff Emerick Best Engineered Recording, Non-Classical honors. Art directors Peter Blake and Jann Haworth took home Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts for the album’s seminal cover art.

From Melody Maker – March 9, 1968

I won a Grammy award for the Sgt Pepper cover design but didn’t bother going to the ceremony. I let my kids play with the statuette and it got left out in the rain. It’s tarnished, falling apart, and has teeth marks from the dog. I think John Lennon would approve of that.

Jann Haworth – From Express.co.uk, May 13, 2017

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