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Instagram photo by today_in_beatle_historyToday, March 30, 1967, in Beatles History, the photo shoot for Sgt. Pepper! Prior to a late night recording session at Abbey Road, The Beatles visited Michael Cooper's London photographic studio where the cover photographs for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band were taken. The Beatles arrived in the late afternoon. The soon-to-be-famous collage, designed by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, had been assembled in the studio during the preceding eight days. In addition to the front cover shot, The Beatles also posed for the images used on the back cover and the gatefold sleeve. The Beatles in Sgt Pepper uniforms, 1967 The Beatles in Sgt Pepper uniforms, 1967 The Beatles in Sgt Pepper uniforms, 1967 The cover had come about after Paul McCartney came up with the album title. He took some ideas to his art dealer friend Robert Fraser, who suggested they use Blake, Haworth and Cooper to realise the concept. Peter BlakeWe had an original meeting with all four Beatles, Robert Fraser and Brian Epstein; most of the subsequent talking was done with Paul at his house and with John there sometimes." McCartney's initial idea was to stage a presentation featuring a mayor and a corporation, with a floral clock and a selection of photographs of famous faces on the wall behind The Beatles. He asked the others to list their choices for the photographs; the original list, complete with misspellings, was given to Fraser and Blake. McCartney took the list and sketches to Peter Blake, who developed the concept further. Further names were added and others fell by the wayside. Jesus and Hitler were among John Lennon's choices, but they were left off the final list. Gandhi, meanwhile, was disallowed by Sir Joseph Lockwood, the head of EMI, after he told them they would have problems having the sleeve printed in India. #thebeatles #sgtpepper #sgtpepper50 #johnlennon #paulmccartney #georgeharrison #ringostarr #todayinbeatlehistory #otd #sgtpepperslonelyheartsclubband #peaceandlove

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