List of images on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

List of images on the cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band

The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has a widely-recognized album cover which depicts several dozen celebrities and other images.

This album cover was created by Jann Haworth and Peter Blake. They won the Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts in 1967 for their work on this cover.

People on the cover

Top row

Second row

Third row

Front row

Props on the cover

People excluded from the cover

  • Leo Gorcey – was modelled and originally included to the left of Huntz Hall, but was subsequently removed when a fee of $400 was requested for the use of the actor's likeness.[3][4]
  • Mohandas Gandhi – was modelled and originally included to the right of Lewis Carroll, but was subsequently removed.[3][4] According to McCartney, "Gandhi also had to go because the head of EMI, Sir Joe Lockwood, said that in India they wouldn't allow the record to be printed".[1]
  • Jesus Christ – was requested by Lennon,[1] but not modelled because the LP would be released only a few months after Lennon's Jesus statement.[5]
  • Adolf Hitler – was modelled and was visible in early photographs of the montage, positioned to the right of Larry Bell, but was eventually removed as it was considered offensive.[6][7]
  • Timothy Carey – was modelled and originally included, but was completely obscured by George Harrison on the final version of the cover.[2]

References

  1. ^ a b c Miles, Barry (1998). The Beatles: A Diary.  
  2. ^ Chunichi Shimbun. "Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper' album cover mystery a piece of Japanese history". Japan Times. Retrieved 24 November 2010. 
  3. ^ a b James Sullivan (24 March 2007). "Where's Brando?".  
  4. ^ a b Greg Bennett (2007). "Sgt. Pepper"Shooting .  
  5. ^ Anthony Barnes (4 February 2007). is solved"Sgt Pepper"Where's Adolf? The mystery of .  
  6. ^ http://www.feelnumb.com/2010/01/24/adolf-hitler-did-not-make-the-cut-on-the-beatles-sgt-pepper-album-cover/
  7. ^ http://www.retronaut.com/2012/11/sgt-pepper-cover-shoot/

External links

  • Oxford Dictionary of National BiographyInteractive cover at the
  • Numbered list with graphical reference
  • Interactive cover including missing/airbrushed celebrities and static objects