Getting The Band Back Together

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While the people featured in the iconic cover art collage of The Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’, are all well documented, Chris Shaw went one step further and tracked down all the source imagery. To wit:

The collage was designed by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, and the cut-outs were assembled in Michael Cooper’s London photographic studio. Michael and his team toiled hard to construct the ‘cast of extras’, using a mix of photos sourced from the BBC Hulton Picture Library, images from private collections, waxworks and personal artifacts, including a gnome owned by Ringo Starr

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8 thoughts on “Getting The Band Back Together

  1. George

    It isn’t a collage (or montague). It is a photograph. All the photos of people were printed as cardboard cut outs and arranged. The entire set up was then photographed with the band standing at the front.

    There is a photo from the set that shows a Hitler cut out, that they decided not to use, off to one side.

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