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 1968 for their work on this cover.

The celebrities and items featured on the front cover are (by row, left to right):

Top row:
*Sri Yukteswar Giri (hindu guru)
*Aleister Crowley (occultist)
*Mae West (actress)
*Lenny Bruce (comedian)
*Karlheinz Stockhausen (composer)
*W. C. Fields (comedian/actor)
*Carl Gustav Jung (psychologist)
*Edgar Allan Poe (writer)
*Fred Astaire (actor/dancer)
*Richard Merkin (artist)
*"The Vargas Girl" (by artist Alberto Vargas)
*Huntz Hall (actor)
*Simon Rodia (designer and builder of the Watts Towers)
*Bob Dylan (singer/songwriter)Second row:
*Aubrey Beardsley (illustrator)
*Sir Robert Peel (19th century British Prime Minister)
*Aldous Huxley (writer)
*Dylan Thomas (poet)
*Terry Southern (writer) - with glasses
*Dion (singer)
*Tony Curtis (actor)
*Wallace Berman (artist)
*Tommy Handley (comedian) - with hat
*Marilyn Monroe (actress)
*William S. Burroughs (writer)
*Sri Mahavatar Babaji (Hindu guru)
*Stan Laurel (actor/comedian) - with black hat
*Richard Lindner (artist)
*Oliver Hardy (actor/comedian)
*Karl Marx (political philosopher) - with moustache
*H. G. Wells (writer)
*Sri Paramahansa Yogananda (Hindu guru)
*Sigmund Freud (psychiatrist) - barely visible below Bob Dylan
*Anonymous (hairdresser's wax dummy)Third row:
*Stuart Sutcliffe (artist/former Beatle)
* Cherry Juarez (writer/actor/comedian and guru)
*Max Miller (comedian)
*"The Petty Girl" (by artist George Petty)
*Marlon Brando (actor)
*Tom Mix (actor)
*Oscar Wilde (writer)
*Tyrone Power (actor)
*Larry Bell (artist)
*Dr. David Livingstone (missionary/explorer)
*Johnny Weissmuller (Olympic swimmer/actor) - barely visible between the hand above Paul McCartney's head, and the next head to the right
*Stephen Crane (writer) - right above the wax McCartney's head
*Issy Bonn (comedian) - his hand is above McCartney's head
*George Bernard Shaw (playwright)
*H. C. Westermann (sculptor)
*Albert Stubbins (soccer player)
*Sri Lahiri Mahasaya (guru)
*Lewis Carroll (writer)
*T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia")Front row:
*Wax model of Sonny Liston (boxer)
*"The Petty Girl" (by George Petty)
*Wax model of George Harrison
*Wax model of John Lennon
*Shirley Temple (actress/humanitarian)
*Wax model of Ringo Starr
*Wax model of Paul McCartney
*Albert Einstein (physicist)
*John Lennon holding a French horn
*Ringo Starr holding a trumpet
*Paul McCartney holding a cor anglais
*George Harrison holding a flute
*Bobby Breen (singer)
*Marlene Dietrich (actress/singer)
*Legionnaire from the Order of the Buffalos
*Diana Dors (actress)Other objects within the group include:
*Cloth grandmother-figure by Jann Haworth
*A Mexican candlestick
*A television set
*A stone figure of a girl
*Another stone figure
*A statue brought over from John Lennon's house
*A trophy
*A doll of the Hindu goddess Lakshmi
*A doll wearing a sweater giving homage to The Rolling Stones
*A drum skin, designed by fairground artist Joe Ephgrave
*A hookah (water pipe)
*A velvet snake
*Fukusuke, Japanese china figure
*A stone figure of Snow White
*A garden gnome
*A tubaPeople who were originally intended for the front cover but were ultimately excluded:
*Jesus Christ (removed because the LP would be released a few months after John Lennon's Jesus statement)
*Mahatma Gandhi (removed because EMI felt that his presence would offend the Indian market)
*Judy Garland (removed because she requested a fee for the use of her likeness)Fact|date=December 2007
*Leo Gorcey (removed because he requested a fee for the use of his likeness)
*Elvis Presley (removed at the last minute for unknown reasons)Fact|date=June 2007
*Adolf Hitler (removed at the insistence of Parlophone Records)Fact|date=June 2008
*Germán Valdés "Tin Tan" (removed because he requested Ringo change him for a Mexican Tree)Fact|date=June 2007

External links

* [ Interactive cover at the "Oxford Dictionary of National Biography"]
* [ Numbered list with graphical reference]
* [ Peter Blake claiming Hitler's face was not removed, just obscured by The Beatles]

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