This legendary photo of The Beatles “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” album cover was taken by photographer Michael Cooper on March 30, 1967.
Cooper’s Chelsea Manor Photographic Studios was booked for 8 days preparing for the March 30th photo session with John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison & Ringo Starr. Sir Peter Blake handled the art direction for the album cover. Here he is below overseeing all aspects of the set…
The unassuming photographic studio is located at:
4 Chelsea Manor Photographic Studios
1-11 Flood St, Kensington, London SW3 5SR, UK
The Beatles all showed up to Chelsea Manor Studios before a night time recording session at Abbey Road Studios where they recorded and finished the song “A Little Help From My Friends”. Here are a few alternative photos from the session at Chelsea Manor Photographic Studios that day. (via thebeatles.com)
The Beatles posed in many different ways and even used a alternative Sgt. Pepper drum skin for some of the photos.
This is a really cool photo of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with Adam Cooper, the son of photographer Michael Cooper.