Sir Peter Blake Recreates Sgt. Pepper’s Cover for his 80th

Sir Peter Blake recreates his iconic illustration for the cover of The Beatles’ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band for his 80th birthday.  The original was released in 1967 and featured the band posing in front of a collage of notable people including Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan, James Dean, Marlon Brando, Oscar Wilde, and Edgar Allan Poe. The updated cover includes David Bowie, Elton John, Elvis Costello, J.K. Rowling, Amy Winehouse, and more. The illustration is for a Blake retrospective at Wayne Hemingway’s Vintage Festival in Northamptonshire, England in July. Blake chose people who have had an impact on British culture in the past six decades. He says, “I’ve chosen people I admire, great people and some who are dear friends.”

See more of Sir Peter Blake’s illustrations here.