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Who Are All The People On The Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Cover?

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The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band was recorded over a four month period from December 6, 1966 – April 21, 1967.  Released on June 1, 1967, is is almost universally considered to be the greatest rock album ever released.

From the music to the packaging, is signaled a shift not only in the Beatles music, but would affect all that came after.

Clocking in at just under 40 minutes, it is possibly the most musically dissected album of all time, which leaves a mystery about the album cover to be solved:  who are all of those people?

There are 61 of them pictured on the most famous album cover of all time. See how many you can name – without using our list below.

And check out the documentary on the making of the album below the list.

 

whos who on the cover Who Are All The People On The Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Cover?1. Sri Yukteswar (Indian Guru)
2. Aleister Crowley (black magician)
3. Mae West
4. Lenny Bruce
5. Stockhausen (modern German composer)
6. W.C. Fields
7. Carl Jung (psychologist)
8. Edgar Allen Poe
9. Fred Astaire

10. Merkin (American artist)

11. The Vargas girl (by artist Alberto Vargas)

12. Huntz Hall (Bowery Boy)
13. Simon Rodia (creater of Watts Towers)
14. Bob Dylan
15. Aubrey Beardsly (Victorian artist)
16. Sir Robert Peel (Police pioneer)
17. Aldous Huxley (philosopher)
18. Dylan Thomas (Welsh poet)
19. Terry Southern (author)
20. [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dion [/lastfm](American pop singer)
21. Tony Curtis
22. Wallace Berman (Los Angeles artist)
23. Tommy Handley (wartime comedian)
24. Marilyn Monroe
25. William Buroughs (author)
26. Mahavatar Babaji (Indian Guru)
27. Stan Laurel
28. Richard Lindner (New York artist)     

29. Oliver Hardy
30. Karl Marx
31. H.G. Wells
32. Paramhansa Yogananda (Indian Guru)
33. Stuart Sutcliff

35. Max Muller
37. Marlon Brando
38. Tom Mix (cowboy film star)
39. Oscar Wilde
40. Tyrone Power
41. Larry Bell (modern painter)
42. Dr. Livingstone
43. Johnny Weissmuller (Tarzan)
44. Stephen Crane (American writer)
45. Issy Bonn (comedian)
46. George Bernard Shaw
47. Albert Stubbins (Liverpool footballer)
49. Lahiri Mahasaya (Indian Guru)
50. Lewis Carol
51. Sonny Liston (boxer)
52 – 55. The Beatles (in wax)
57. Marlene Dietrich

58. Diana Dors
59. Shirley Temple
60. Bobby Breen (singing prodigy)
61. T.E. Lawrence (Lawrence of Arabia)

Here’s the ocumentary on the making of the Sgt. Pepper’s album.

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