Sir Peter Blake - Sir Peter Blake Recreates Classic Beatles Cover On 80th Birthday

Sir Peter Blake has recreated The Beatles' classic 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album cover.

The English pop artist chose a number of British cultural icons for the redesigned artwork to mark his 80th birthday, 45 years after he created the original piece.

The new patriotic cover features the flag of St. George, Peter's three daughters Liberty, Daisy and Rose, as well as a number of celebrities including Sir Ridley Scott, Kate Moss, Eric Clapton and late singer Amy Winehouse.

In the original 1967 piece, Beatles stars Sir Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, George Harrison and John Lennon wear colourful outfits and form the centrepiece of the design.

But only Paul remains in the current cover, relegated to the third row behind his daughters, fashion designer Stella and photographer Mary.

Peter himself now features in the central section of the design, where the Fab Four previously stood.

The cover will go on display in July during the artist's 80th birthday celebrations at the Vintage Festival at Boughton House in Northamptonshire.


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LenThea

Realistically the new cover should not be called a recreation of the Sgt. Pepper album, but what it really is, a new design based on the Pepper cover. Otherwise, how inappropriate Sir Peter Blake's omission of Ringo Starr, John Lennon and George Harrison from this supposed recreation of the Sgt. Pepper cover. Leaving out an alive and well Ringo Starr is outrageous, as is leaving out John, who was assasinated, and George, who died of cancer, particularly when he put the late Amy Winehouse on the cover. Putting in only Paul feeds into his oversized ego and belief, a belief he tries to promote, that he is "The Beatles." Yes, he's very talented, but he is not the Beatles. Moreover, if Sir Peter Blake could put the talented McCartney daughters on the cover, he could have put the talented Lennon and Harrison sons on it as well. Since Paul competes with John even in death, it is no doubt Paul is thrilled that they left out the leader and creator of the Beatles, John Lennon. Sir Peter Blake, please don't insult, John, George, and Ringo, call it as it is -- a cover based on the one you did for Sgt. Pepper.
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