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The Mirage celebrates 50th anniversary of ‘Sgt. Pepper’ with photos, free tickets

Updated June 1, 2017 - 5:13 pm

I got my bag, run to the station. Rail man says, “You’ve got the the wrong location!”

That’s a line from my favorite miss-the-train rock song, “One After 909,” a reference of which highlights this week’s celebration of “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Dubbed “Pepper Day” worldwide, the events include the raising of a “Sgt. Pepper” flag atop the Capitol Records building in Los Angeles.

The time is 9:09 a.m. Thursday, or June 1, 9:09 — a play on the title, “One After 909.” The song is not on the album, but who cares? Also planned for L.A. are is an inflatable Sgt. Pepper-styled drum above the studios’ Vine Street entrance, and lights on the rooftop that will glow in the colors of the Sgt. Pepper uniforms.

In Las Vegas, Mirage guests will receive complimentary copies of the expanded version of the”Sgt. Pepper” album, with 34 unreleased recordings all remastered by Giles Martin. Fans can also pose in front of a photo outside the Love Theater throughout June.

There is no word on whether the one and only Billy Shears is to appear, but with The Beatles, you never know.

The Mirage is giving away three pairs of tickets to tonight’s late showing of the Cirque du Soleil show, The Beatles Love. The first 3 guests who arrive on-site in front of The Beatles Shop to post a picture with the Sgt. Pepper album cover photo op at 5:00pm will receive a pair of complimentary tickets to the late performance of June 1st at LOVE. Go to mirage.com for more information.

There is no word on whether the one and only Billy Shears is to appear, but with the Beatles, you never know.

John Katsilometes’ column runs daily in the A section. Contact him at jkatsilometes@reviewjournal.com. Follow @johnnykats on Twitter, @JohnnyKats1 on Instagram.

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