Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
This is a collage I did in the summer of 1967 for Paul Williams' Crawdaddy
. At the end of 1966, Paul moved Crawdaddy
from Cambridge to New York. He was living on Jane Street, one block away from me, and he had his office on Sixth Avenue in the same building as the Folklore Center. As I recall, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band
was released in June, just as Paul finished paste-ups for his July-August issue (#10). So with no time or space to review the album, he asked me to do a "visual review" overnight.
It must have been rushed because only two songs are referenced, and the images have nothing to do with the Beatles. Instead, we see stills from Bewitched
and Fellini's 8 1/2
, plus the muted post horn from The Crying of Lot 49
. I can't recall why I drew the flying locomotive or that free association; it's probably clipped from something else I had drawn. Maybe the asterisk devices are supposed to be diamonds from "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds". The central block of copy was added by Paul or someone after I turned in the art.
To read Paul's 1966-68 issues of Crawdaddy
, go here
For two separate pages in Crawdaddy
#11, in an effort to tune in to the spirit of the magazine, I did this lettering, obviously influenced by Rick Griffin.
Labels: beatles, paul williams, pynchon