BEATLEMANIA 1987

Last week Robert Hilburn argued that the "Sgt. Pepper" LP--despite remaining a "landmark work"--is not the Beatles' best album because it is weighted down by seven songs that "represent the longest stretch of mediocre material" the group ever recorded. Calendar letter writers were not pleased--by a 9-1 ratio.

How about locking Hilburn up in a cell with a stereo and the entire Prince and Springsteen catalogues?

He'll be happy, and we'll be happy.

PERRY PESSIA

El Segundo

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