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14 May

2010

Most famous album covers ever

Some of the most memorable photos of the past have been remembered as the covers of important rock albums. They have always helped artists become the true icons we all know, creating links between imagery and music.


Some of these covers have made statements even bigger then the music they portrayed. Before the TV era, album covers were one of the few means for bands of also being brilliant visual artists.


Here are some of the most famous album covers in the history of music.

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The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (album cover)

The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)

The biggest band in history rightfully had one of the most recognizable (and Grammy-winning) album covers ever.

The image includes over 70 cardboard cut-outs of important personalities, friends and influences: from Marilyn Monroe to Freud, from Marlon Brando to Karl Marx. All the figures are representative for that era and are a witness to the band’s creativity. The record label had denied Lennon’s request to also include Adolf Hitler and Jesus Christ into the image.

The Beatles members even appear twice (in person and as Madam Tussaud’s wax figures). The cover also includes several suggestions that Paul McCartney is dead, a well-known urban legend.

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