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Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band - Iconic Record Cover 1967

Updated on March 13, 2015
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I was a teenager when rock and roll came out, and not being allowed to play "that disgusting music" at home made me more keen! Still keen.

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The Beatles Made Many Albums, and Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band With its Striking Picture of Famous People is Probably the Most Popular

The first version of this very collectable record was brought out in Mono, and was a coloured version. The one I have is the Stereophonic version, with a plain black record. It was brought out in 1967 and the Reference is YEX.637, PCS 7027.

The colorful military uniforms worn by the famous four really seemed to strike a note in the 1960s era, and it started, or continued, a craze for youngsters to buy up every military jacket they could find, to wear for parties and generally to pose in (a bit like the later crazes for punk clothes and, more recently, that extraordinary garment the Onesie). At that time, Carnaby Street in Central London was the hub of all things related to pop culture fashions, and it was great fun to visit and see all these weird and wonderful people prancing around in their outfits, and to hear the sound of music emanating from all the shops.

My particular record is in very good condition, and the cover looks good too. The inside sleeve is in pristtine condition and there is a card inside, with pictures of the Beatles and Sgt Pepper himself.

I have written this web page to show you the marvellous and somewhat novel way the record cover was all put together.

Oh, and by the way, if anyone would like to buy the Sgt Pepper record from me, I would be happy to sell it, as I have had it for 45 years, and would like to give someone else a turn now - I haven't played it for years, although I must confess, I do fish it out and look at it now and then.

The Interior Cover of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles - Showing Beatles Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney & George Harrison

A bright and appealing picture - historical uniforms were all the rage in those days
A bright and appealing picture - historical uniforms were all the rage in those days | Source

Beatles Sgt Pepper album - back cover - Showing the lyrics of Beatles songs

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Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Cardboard Insert - Is this the real Sgt Pepper?

Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles - showing Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison and Sgt Pepper himself
Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band by the Beatles - showing Ringo Starr, John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison and Sgt Pepper himself

Beatles Sgt Pepper Parlophone Record - Reference is YEX.637, PCS 7027

Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Parlophone Record, stereophonic 1967
Beatles Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band - Parlophone Record, stereophonic 1967 | Source

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Famous Faces on Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Record Sleeve - See How Many Faces You Can Recognize apart from the Beatles themselves

Here's a Photo of Nipper and the Famous Phonogram in my Lounge

That's my cat sitting on the rug in front of the ornaments
That's my cat sitting on the rug in front of the ornaments
Mug with a picture of the dog Nipper listening to an old phonogram record player
Mug with a picture of the dog Nipper listening to an old phonogram record player | Source

Nipper the HMV Dog and Pussums my Cat

Whilst on the subject of music and record labels, this is a photo of my prized Nipper ornament listening intently to music from the phonogram, set up to look a bit like the famous advertisement.

if you like the photo of Nipper the Dog with Phonogram, I took a close-up photo of them, and that's what I used to decorate products in my Zazzle shop - see below:

Nipper and His Master's Voice - remember the old record label?

You can buy this mug from my Zazzle Shop -

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If you like the image but would like it on something different, like a t-shirt or mouse mat, you can design your own item - Zazzle helps you to do that - it's brilliant!


What are your thoughts about the Beatles and, in particular, this record cover, or pop music in general? Do leave a Comment here

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      Cheran 2 years ago

      What a great great album this is. I remember bunyig my first copy of it at the ol' Woolworths on Water Street. That was about all we had in the area at that time that remotely resembled a record department.I remember taking it home and playing it loud many times over that day. This album is a major part of the definitive soundtrack ofour lives.It is timeless, fun, and wonderful music.TPS

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      Melody Lassalle 3 years ago from California

      Everyone thinks I'm nuts, but I think albums sound better than CDs. CDs are so crystal clear that they can almost sound metallic. I sort of like a few pops from a needle in my songs. I still have about 200 of my albums and a handful of 45s.

      Sgt. Pepper is by far one of the best albums ever produced.

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      Barbara Tremblay Cipak 3 years ago from Toronto, Canada

      My boys are into vinyl - both have turntables and vinyl - amazing how it all comes back! Great that you have that too!

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      Diana Grant 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      @greenspirit: Oh greenspirit, would I play a trick? No, no, I must have got the list from somewhere, probably from the record sleeve itself, as I still own it......but I can't remember where I found the information now - anno domini creeping on!

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      poppy mercer 4 years ago from London

      ooh, that brings back memories!. Diania, is it a trick...I'm sure some of those tracks aren't on Sgt. Pepper?

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      My older brother got this when it first came out -- I was just a little tyke. But I remember the inserts! Wonderful album.

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      anitabreeze 4 years ago

      I never tire of looking at this cover and finding another detail that I had missed before (or forgotten!). My 15 yr old son is collecting all these old albums and not on CD, on vinyl!

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      Paul 5 years ago from Liverpool, England

      Wonderful album, and you're wise to hang on to your vinyl - if only to see the looks on today's children's faces :)