Billy Shears

Highly Appreciated

In Sgt. Pepper’s title song, the album opens with a framing device that, despite being “the band you’ve known for all these years”, serves to introduce the Beatles as “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band”, along with “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (Reprise)” near the end of the album.  There were even rumors that the band was going to officially change its name, but of course that never happened.  Before launching into their second song, the singer is introduced as “Billy Shears”; then Ringo Starr begins singing “With a Little Help from My Friends”. 
(June 2015)
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