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.

It was one week ago today

Robert Hilburn had the gall to say

"Sgt. Pepper" is a mediocre pile

of weak music written in a clumsy style

so let me just say to you

what my generations' wished for years.

Robert Hilburn,

won't you disappear.


North Hollywood

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