I wanted to add this to the last/next ‘Beatles are rubbish’ thread but it wasn’t available. Someone had now kindly uploaded the relevant show, I think it must be worth a thread of its own.
Maybe Americans aren’t aware of Howard Goodall? He pops up from time to time in the UK fronting musical programmes of various kinds. Here he does a really fascinating analysis of several tracks on Sgt Pepper - strong, insightful, intelligent stuff:
He also did a nice piece on where The Beatles place in terms of 20th century composers, and actually beyond the 20th century. Again, insightful and interesting:
This is proper sit down and immerse yerself telly. It's at least 1 1/2 hours in all. I hope some find it worth their time :)