Monday, May 22, 2017

Who's who on the Sgt. Pepper cover?

I spent a lot of time looking at this handy chart, originally published by 16 magazine in 1967 and included in Nicholas Schaffner's wonderful Beatles Forever.

In many ways the Pepper cover was a guide that led me to take an interest in many of the figures depicted - writers, actors, musicians, philosophers, etc.

Not all of those depicted were selected by the Beatles. Cover designer Peter Blake and other involved in the artwork also had input. But it still provides a good sense of who the band held in esteem and who influenced them and those around them.








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