Shears Uplifted By Beatles
Musician JAKE SHEARS credits THE BEATLES' classic album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band for uplifting him when he had nothing.
The Scissor Sisters frontman was taken away from his life of poverty whenever he listened to the album.
He says, "I was 20 and living in what was virtually a crack house in Brooklyn. I'd hear children being beaten on the floor below, people being murdered on our block.
"I'd play Getting Better while I was in the shower, briefly forgetting my circumstances and concentrating on the message: if you believe it strongly enough, it comes true. And, soon enough, things did start getting better for me."