Pepper album cover due to concerns that the use of his image would cause offence to the people of India. I was 14 years old, my parents had been divorced for 4 years by 1967. The song SHE’S LEAVING HOME BECAME MY MOST OVERPLAYED SONG ON THE SGT. PEPPERS ALBUM. The iconic list of famous people on it’s cover was so brilliantly thought out!
The Beatles' 1967 album Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band has a widely recognized album cover that depicts several dozen celebrities and other images. It was created by Jann Haworth and Peter Blake, who in 1967 won the Grammy Award for Best Album Cover, Graphic Arts for their work on it. Many people have speculated about the cover's intended meaning.
The idea held for all of two songs, one coda, and one album sleeve, but was retained as the central organizing and marketing feature of the band’s 1967 album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.
Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP, Album, RE, Gat). Apple Records, EMI Electrola. 1C 198-53 170, 1 C 072-04 177. Germany. Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Rockband Mixes (CD, Album, Unofficial). SCP 7207 PIC. The Beatles. Sg. eppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial).
Pepper’s Album Cover: Faces in the Crowd. Although his debut album had been released only five years previous, Dylan was already a giant figure in the minds of his fans-including the Beatles. Everything they had written since the Rubber Soul era carried a touch of Dylan’s influence, if only in the way he opened up the possibilities of rock lyrics to subjects other than boy-meets-girl.
There were a few other famous people that were supposed to be included in the photo but for different reasons were either never made, obscured or airbrushed out of the final album cover. A cardboard cut-out of Adolf Hitler was made but was left out of the photo shoot at the last minute. Lennon had requested Jesus Christ but the cut-out was never made because it was only a few months after Lennon had made his famous The Beatles are bigger then Jesus statement.
According to Riley, the album "drew people together through the common experience of pop on a larger scale than ever before". Writing in his book Electric Shock, Peter Doggett describes the release as "An Event" and "the biggest pop happening" to take place between the Beatles' debut on American television in February 1964 and Lennon's murder in December 1980. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band". Retrieved 7 June 2017.