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Who would make your Sgt. Pepper's cover?

Started by Rev. Powell, August 11, 2022, 08:03:25 AM

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Rev. Powell

Surely you remember the famous cover with 71 cutouts of famous/iconic people on it.

So I decided to make a list of people who would make my personal Sgt. Pepper's cover. The idea is they have to be influential to me in some way, and recognizable. Here it is:

1. Friedrich Nietzsche
2. Vladimir Nabokov
3. W.C. Fields
4. Muhammad Ali
5. Miles Davis
6. Louis Armstrong
7. Billie Holiday
8. Johann Sebastian Bach
9. Edgar Allan Poe
10. Lewis Carrol
11. Mark Twain
12. David Lynch
13. Norm MacDonald
14. Ludwig van Beethoven
15. Andy Kaufman
16. Abraham Lincoln
17. John Lennon
18. Paul McCartney
19. George Harrison
20. Ringo Starr
21. Tom Waits
22. Federico Fellini
23. Stanley Kubrick
24. Nicolas Cage
25. Tom Servo
26. Crow T. Robot
27. Hunter S. Thompson
28. Ennio Morricone
29. Boris Karloff (as the Monster)
30. Bertrand Russel
31. Jean-Paul Sartre
32. Salvador Dali
33. Luis Bunuel
34. Ella Fitzgerald
35. Janis Joplin
36. Max Screck (as Nosferatu)
37. Conrad Veidt (as Cesare)
38. Mae West
39. Bjork
40. Louise Brooks
41. John Waters
42. Frank Zappa
43. Groucho Marx
44. Chico Marx
45. Harpo Marx
46. Franz Kafka
47. Bruce Lee
48. William Shakespeare
49. Pauline Kael
50. Johnny Cash
51. Ed Wood
52. Volodymyr Zelenskyy
53. Fran Liebowitz
54. Pyotyr Tchaicovsky
55. Pam Grier
56. Jean Cocteau
57. Salvador Dali
58. Alfred Hitchcock
59. Alejandro Jodorowsky
60. Seijun Suzuki
61. Thelonious Monk
62. Winston Churchill
63. Mr. Rodgers
64. JR "Bob" Dobbs
65. Charlie Parker
66. Walt Disney
67. Matt Groening
68. Fyodor Dostoevsky
69. Moondog
70. Orson Welles
71. David Bowie

I think only 4 of mine were on the original cover. Some were not famous (not even alive?) when the original was produced in 1966. Obviously 71 names is a lot, but maybe you can come up with a bunch of names you would have to put on your cover.

I'll take you places the hand of man has not yet set foot...


What a great topic! I will have to think about this and match your seventy-one.... I will not look at your list yet so your great brain doesn't influence me.

all the Beatles
Freddie Mercury
The overrated but fun Sylvia Plath
Shirley Jackson
Ronald Reagan
Barney (the purple dinosaur)
George Lucas
Martina Navratalova
Sheldon Cooper
My dogs
Karl Marx
Golda Meir
JRR Tolkien
Johnny Depp
Mike Tyson
Cthullu and his creator
Alex Trebek
Lady Chablis
G.K. Chesterton
The Blues Brothers
QEII (not the ship)
The Sandman
The Virgin of Guadalupe
Marilyn Monroe
Homer Simpson
Tyrion Lannister
Edward Gorey
Uma Thurman from Kill Bill
Pope John Paul II with Hugh Hefner and Cark Sagan beside him
Malcolm X (absolutely my favorite black person ever, except Jesus)
Princess Di
Stephen King
Winona Ryder as Lydia Deetz
Madame Blavatsky
Farrah Fawcett
John Wayne
Oscar Wilde
Freddie Mercury's cat Delilah
Shirley Temple
Hank Hill
Frank Sinatra
Barbara Bush
Malcolm McLaren
Conan O'Brien
Gary Busey
Joan Rivers
Forrest Gump
the Statue of Liberty
Winston Churchill
RC Merchant
Michael Scott
Aubrey Beardsley
Andy Warhol
Michael Jackson
Penn & Teller
Sublime's Bee Girl
Pam Anderson
Cindy Crawford
Monica Lewinsky
Johnny Cash
a gray alien
E.A. Poe
Lala Teletubby
the green-eyed Afghan girl from National Geographic
Popeye the Sailor
and of course the Prophet Mohammad

What does not kill me makes me stranger.


1. Lugosi as Dracula (surprise!)
2. the Beatles
6. the Beatles (1964 version)
10. Tesla
11. Ali
12. Elvis
13. BB King
14. JFK
15. Karl Marx
16. Marilyn
17. HP Lovecraft
18. Karloff as the Monster
19. Hank Williams
20. Superman
21. Screaming Lord Sutch
22. Theda Bara
23. Churchill
24. Amelia Earhart
25. Billie Holiday
26. King Kong
27. the 3 Stooges
30. MLK
31. Gandhi
32. HG Wells
33. Vampira
34. Lincoln
35. Louise Brooks
36. Dali
37. Bugs Bunny
38. Charlie Parker
39. Garbo
40. Godzilla

more later...
(I'm sticking to folks before 1966)
Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!


Mine is a little weird (coming from me, what would you expect?)

Princess Diana
Dame Joan Collins
Leonard Nimoy
Richard Burton
Sir Christopher Lee
James Caan
Jodie Foster
Jeffrey Dean Morgan
Sir Sidney Poitier
Peter Sellers
Mathieu Kassovitz
Lewis Collins
Sir Michael Caine
Hugh Masekela
Elisabeth Sladen
Harrison Ford
Lord Johnny Knoxville
The Moody Blues
Gillian Anderson
Kevin Eastman
Carrie Fisher
Peter Laird
Judith Hoag
Jans Rautenbach
Stephen King
Sir Kenny Dalgleish
Nelson Mandela
Sir Anthony Hopkins
John Williams
Sir Alex Ferguson
John Wyndham
Mark Hamill
Sir Stanley Baker
Sir Harry Secombe
Ted Moore BSC
Sir Roger Moore
Tom Selleck
Georges Remi (Herge)
Patrick McGoohan
Jack Lord
Leslie Nielsen
Robert DeNiro
David Morrell
Paul Walker
Ivan Hall
Richard Harris
Spike Milligan
Trevor Rabin
Rene Goscinny
Albert Uderzo
Sir Chuck Norris
David Millin ASC
Alistair MacLean
Uncle Uwe Boll
Gene L. Coon
Vincent G Cox, ASC
Bruce Lee
Jamie Uys
Richard Stanley
Don Siegel
Orson Welles
John Frankenheimer
Gene Roddenberry
Sidney Lumet
Louise Jameson
Sixto Rodriguez
Stan Lee
Tom Baker
Dame Olivia Newton-John
Sylvester Stallone
Jackie Chan

We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.


OK- it's later!
41. Geronimo
42. Pete the Pup
43. James Dean
44. Groucho
45. Einstein
46. Red Grange
47. Musidora
48. Beethoven
49. Cab Calloway
50. Bogie
51. Fritz Lang
52. Hitchcock
53. Sitting Bull
54. Johnny Cash
55. Malcolm X
56. Dillinger
57. Ty Cobb
58. Timothy Leary
59. Brando
60. Felix the Cat
61. Edgar Allen Poe
62. Billy the Kid
63. Alfred E. Nueman
64. Sam Cooke
65. Rat Fink
66. Creature from the Black Lagoon
67. Rosa Parks
68. Basil Rathbone as Holmes
69.  da Vinci
70. Jack Kirby
71. FDR
Supernatural?...perhaps. Baloney?...Perhaps not!" Bela Lugosi-the BLACK CAT (1934)
Interviewer-"Does Dracula ever end for you?
Lugosi-"No. Dracula-never ends."
Slobber, Drool, Drip!


Cool idea!
I'll have to chew over my own submissions later.
"O the legend they say, on a Valentine's Day, is a curse that'll live on and on.."


I figure a few of mine might be a bit obscure for some people, so I'll put a note beside the ones I am not sure everyone will get.

1) Peter Cushing.
2) Vincent Price.
3) Peter Lorre.
4) Christopher Lee.
5) James Herbert.
6) Terry Pratchett.
7) Robert E. Howard.
8) H.P. Lovecraft.
9) Lemmy (Motorhead).
10) Roger Hargreaves (Mr Men author (the first series of books I attempted to fully collect)).
11) Debbie Harry.
12) Carrie Fisher.
13) John Wagner (Judge Dredd artist).
14) Brian Bolland (Judge Dredd artist).
15) Ian Livingstone (Author of Fighting Fantasy Books and founder of Games Workshop).
16) Steve Jackson (the UK one, partner of Ian Livingston).
17) Winston Churchill.
18) Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov.
19) Tim Berners-Lee (the reason why accessing the internet is free).
20) Freddie Mercury.
21) Brian May.
22) Clint Eastwood.
23) Steve Harris (Iron Maiden).
24) Dave Murray (Iron Maiden).
25) Brian Johnson (AC/DC).
26) Angus Young (AC/DC).
27) Malcolm Young (AC/DC).
29) Meatloaf.
30) Geoffrey Hayes (Presenter of Rainbow (kids show) for 20 years).
31) Duncan Goodhew (Olympic swimmer with no hair follicles).
32) Sid Haig.
33) Mick Foley.
34) William Murray, 1st Earl of Mansfield (for his role in the start of the path towards abolishing slavery in the UK).
35) James Mason.
36) Richard Halliwell (Original designer of Warhammer 40,000).
37) Hannibal Barca.
38) Ozzy Osbourne.
39) Henry Moore (Artist).
40) Tim Burton.
41) Ray Harryhausen.
42) James Horner.
43) Kenneth Williams.
44) Les Dawson (Comedian who unfortunately died on stage, becoming the first dead person I ever saw).
45) Tom Baker (The Dr. Who actor).
46) Jim Henson.
47) Rick Baker.
48) Tom Savani.
49) George A. Romaro.
50) Rutger Hauer.
51) Ridley Scott.
52) Elvira.
53) Robert Englund.
54) Joanne Cook (Someone none of you will have heard of).
55) Fritz Lieber.
56) Erin Grey.
57) Sam Jones.
58) John Carpenter.
59) Sean Connery.
60) Joe Dever (Author of the Lone Wolf books).
61) Garry Chalk (Artist for the Lone Wolf books).
62) Jacqueline Pearce (Actress in Blakes 7).
63) Gary Gygax.
64) Albert Camus.
65) Erik Maria Remarque.
66) Nicholas Fisk.
67) Chris Jericho.
68) The Ghostbusters.
69) Ornella Muti.
70) Caroline Munro
71) H.G. Wells.
I'll show you ruin
I'll show you heartbreak
I'll show you lonely
A sorrow in darkness


Being a 70s/80s kid I'll go with:
1. Darth Vader
2. Richard Nixon
3. Leonardo (TMNT)
4. Donatello (TMNT)
5. Raphael (TMNT)
6. Michaelangelo (TMNT)
7. Ronald Reagan
8. JAWS (shark)
9. Possessed Regan MacNeil (Exorcist)
10. Michael Myers (Halloween)
11. Don Corleone (Godfather)
12. Freddy Kreuger
13. Jason Voorhees
14. Randle McMurphy (One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest)
15. Olivia Newton-John (Rest in peace)
16. John Travolta
17. Egon Spengler
18. Winston Zeddermore
19. Peter Venkman
20. Ray Stantz
21. Ellen Ripley
22. Slimer
23. Madonna
24. Cyndi Lauper
25. Sid Vicious
26. Six Million Dollar Man
27. Bionic Woman
28. JR Ewing
29. Pac-Man
30. Farrah Fawcett
31. Donkey Kong
32. Mario
33. Space Invader
34. Michael Jackson
35. Don Cornelius
36. Matthew Broderick
37. Ralph Macchio (Karate Kid)
38. Rocky (Sly Stallone)
39. Daryl Hall
40. John Oates
41. Paula Abdul
42. Arsenio Hall
43. Johnny Carson
44. Bill Murray
45. Chevy Chase
46. Willy Wonka (Gene Wilder)
47. Mr. Hinkley (Greatest American Hero)
48. Linda Barret (Fast Times at Ridgemont High)
49. A crying Hawkeye Pierce (famous finale of M*A*S*H*)
50. Ted Danson (Cheers)
51. David Lee Roth jumping
52. Deborah Harry
53. Whammy (Press Your Luck)
54. Alex Trebek (Jeopardy!)
55. Pat Sajak (WOF)
56. Vanna White (WOF)
57. E.T.
58. Indiana Jones
59. Terminator
60. Hulk Hogan
That's all I've got for now..
"O the legend they say, on a Valentine's Day, is a curse that'll live on and on.."


1 Abraham Lincoln
2 Ghandi
3 Martin Luther King
6 Ed Wood
7 Poe
8 Hank Aaron
9 Harrison Ford
10 Michael Caine
11 Teddy Roosevelt
12 Mel Brooks
13 Joe Namath
14 Charlie Chaplin
15 Bruce Lee
16 Susan B Anthony
17 Harriet Tubman
18 George Washington
19 Alfred Hitchcock
20 Robert DeNiro
21 Clint Eastwood
22 Ric Flair
23 Elvis
24 Muhammad Ali
25 Andre the Giant
26 Paul McCartney
27 John Lennon
28 Hunter S Thompson
29 Ringo Starr
30 George Harrison
31 Stanley Kubrick
32 Queen Elizabeth II
33 Betty White
34 Babe Ruth
35 Jackie Robinson
36 Groucho Marx
37 Quentin Tarantino
38 Samuel L Jackson
39 Spike Lee
40 Christopher Walken
41 George Clooney
42 Princess Diana
43 Jesse Owens
44 Kevin Costner
45 Vincent Price
46 Sean Connery
47 E.T.
48 King Kong
49 Malcolm X
50 John Wayne
51 Marilyn Monroe
52 Alex Trebek
53 Regis Philbin
54 Arnold Schwarzenegger
55 Orson Welles
56 Sylvester Stallone
57 Vincent Van Goh
58 George Lucas
59 David Lynch
60 Cheech
61 Chong
62 Dean Martin
63 Bob Ross
64 Akira Kurosawa
65 Godzilla
66 The Stay Puft Marshmallow Man
67 Slash
68 Ozzy Osbourne
69 Jason Voorhees
70 William Shakespeare
71 Rod Sterling
Kubrick, Nolan, Tarantino, Wan, Iñárritu, Scorsese, Chaplin, Abrams, Wes Anderson, Gilliam, Kurosawa, Villeneuve - the elite

I believe in the international communist conspiracy to sap and impurify all of our precious bodily fluids.


61. Bruce Springsteen
62. Janet Jackson
63. Joe Montana
64. Wayne Gretzky
65. Bo Jackson
66. Nadia Comaneci
67. Mark Spitz
68. Optimus Prime
69. Tom Kennedy
70. Paul Lynde
71. Charles Nelson Reilly
72. Scrooge McDuck
73. Inspector Gadget
74. Erik Estrada
75. Rock Hudson
"O the legend they say, on a Valentine's Day, is a curse that'll live on and on.."