Sgt Pepper Photographer: 'Hitler Is On Album Cover'
SIR PETER BLAKE has revealed ADOLF HITLER is featured on his iconic cover shot for the BEATLES' SGT PEPPER album.
JOHN LENNON's request to place Hitler on the cover alongside famous faces like BOB DYLAN and MARLON BRANDO was believed to have been vetoed on grounds of taste, but Blake insists Hitler is there - albeit obscured behind the HEY JUDE hitmakers.
Blake reveals, "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."