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?
It was 50 years ago today, the Sgt Pepper album cover was shot pic.twitter.com/93QDXSr5ix
— Everything Beatles (@ET_Beatles) March 30, 2017
— Music History (@RockWalkLondon) March 30, 2017
— John Lennon (@johnlennon) March 30, 2017
— Rolling Stone (@RollingStone) March 31, 2017
Stages on the album’s way:
First drawings of Peter Blake's design cover for Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
— Beatles Archive (@BeatlesArc) March 3, 2017
This I didnt know:
2001 Peter Blake sued The Beatles record company for more money He was paid $340 for his design of the Sgt. Pepper album cover 1967 pic.twitter.com/gIZpoL9tRg
— Rock 95 (@Rock95Barrie) March 14, 2017
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.