Sgt Pepper 50th Anniversary

Having featured Peter Blake in Knightsbridge on here a couple of weeks ago, the 50th anniversary of his iconic artwork for the Sergeant Pepper album has come up.

What better way than to celebrate with a few choice tweets?

Stages on the album’s way:

This I didnt know:

It’s said the artwork and photography for the album cover cost just over £3,000 – actually quite a bit in those days. Royalties had to be paid to those who were featured on Blake’s artwork. Evidently that’s why Blake earned little for it too.

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