Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Sleeve Re-done

 

J.K. Rowling, Amy
Winehouse, Noel Gallagher, Elton John, Elvis Costello, Eric Clapton, David Bowie and Ian Curtis among the
new/not-so-usual suspects…

By Fred Mills

 

As Rolling Stone, NPR
and other media outlets are reporting this morning, the iconic Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP
sleeve is being celebrated today – or rather, the sleeve artist, Sir Peter
Blake, is. In honor of his own 80th birthday, Blake created a new
sleeve featuring new images. It’s pictured above.

 

The art is part of a Blake retrospective set to be unveiled
in July at Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage festival in Northamptonshire,
England. Blake
was quoted as saying, “I’ve chosen people I admire, great people and some
who are dear friends. I had a very long list of people who I wanted to go in
but couldn’t fit everyone in – I think that shows how strong British culture
and its legacy of the last six decades is.”

 

By the way, if you go to the website of Britain’s Guardian they have a scroll-over-the-image guide to who’s who on
the new sleeve…

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