30 June 2011

Souvenir 1978: The Bee Gees' EPIC Sgt. Pepper Disaster

Many thanks to Janie for this awesome piece of folly of pop culture tomfoolery.
What do we think ever became of the career of that poor Sandy (Strawberry Fields) Farina?

Eleven years after The Beatles' landmark Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, Robert Stigwood Productions actually thought it would be a FANTASTIC idea to put The Bee Gees, Peter Frampton and George Burns in a $12,000,000.00 cinematic send-up of those (and other) Fab Four songs.  Clearly, everyone was riding high on more than just The Bee Gees' Post-Saturday Night Fever hubris and I'm certain that more than a few people got fired when the tidal wave of critical brickbats started swinging.