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It was 50 years ago next month: New documentary about The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper" album debuting on PBS

Courtesy of © Apple Corps Ltd.In honor of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the release of The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, a documentary about the making of the groundbreaking album will premiere on PBS next month.

Sgt. Pepper's Musical Revolution is an hour-long film that also takes a look at how the album's inventive, psychedelic-inspired music reflected and influenced the cultural climate.

The documentary was directed by Francis Hanly, and is hosted by award-winning U.K. composer, music historian and broadcaster Howard Goodall.

The program features rare recordings of The Beatles working on Sgt. Pepper's at Abbey Road Studios in London, including chatter between the band's members and isolated vocal and instrumental tracks from various tunes. The doc also looks at the various techniques the group and producer George Martin used to create the sonically innovative songs.

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was released on June 1, 1967. As previously reported, a deluxe reissue of the album including previously unheard tracks and outtakes will be released in various configurations on Friday, May 26.

The documentary debuts Saturday, June 3 at 8 p.m. ET; check local listings.

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