Hitler Did Not Make The Final Cut On The Beatles “Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band” Album Cover

The cover of The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” features John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and RIngo Starr in front of a collage of life-sized cardboard models of famous people and some of their hero’s.  Most of the suggestions came from LennonMcCartney and Harrison.  Harrison opted for a number of Indian gurus to reflect his spiritual leanings while Lennon’s list, thought to be half-joking, included JesusHitler and Gandhi.

Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band The Beatles Album Cover Hitler

Sir Peter Blake who designed the set said,

“Hitler and Jesus were the controversial ones, and after what John said about Jesus we decided not to go ahead with him – but we did make up the image of Hitler. If you look at photographs of the out-takes, you can see the Hitler image in the studio. With the crowd behind there was an element of chance about who you can and cannot see, and we weren’t quite sure who would be covered in the final shot. Hitler was in fact covered up behind the band.”

Check out the cut-out of Hitler set off to the side of the photo shoot.

The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band Hitler

Here is a photo of the Hitler cut-out on the stage before it was wisely removed and pushed over to the side…


Click below to see where the Sgt. Pepper photo shoot took place…

The Beatles Sgt. Peppers Album Cover Photo Location Chelsea Manor Studios

Photo Location For The Beatles Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band Album Cover


  1. ad says:

    the Picture of Gandhi is above diana dors (the fancy girl with the gold dress and the shawl)

  2. michael ares says:

    does any one know where the wax fiugre of sonny liston is located. i need a picture for an up coming book

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