The controversy had also overshadowed the US release of their 1966 album Revolver, which the band considered to be their best and most mature musical statement up to that point. With lyrics like “The heart is a bloom | Shoots up through the stony ground,” this song is a great way to learn about figurative and poetic language. Leslie, it seems, ran over and killed an old woman on an Edinburgh street early this year. The Beatles’ records were publicly burned, threats were made and some radio stations refused to play their music. They created one of rock’s first concept albums with Sgt. This was the first of a record 15 British number 1 singles.