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Liverpool celebrates 50 years of Sergeant Pepper

In the song it was 20 years ago - but in real life it is 50 years ago today that The Beatles brought out what is probably their most famous album of all time - Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Heart's Club Band.

Not surprisingly, the city of Liverpool is very proudly celebrating that fact.

Tonight a new film about the album is having its premiere there and lots of other Sgt Pepper related events are also planned over the rest of the summer.

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Paul and Ringo pay their respects to producer who made them stars

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have paid tribute to the record producer Sir George Martin who made them stars.

He died yesterday aged 90.

The legendary producer heard the Liverpool quartet's demo tape in 1962 when he was head of the Parlophone label, and there began a partnership that was to change the face of popular music forever.

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