Can it really be a half century since the Beatles released their landmark album Sgt Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band? Yes, it hit the stores on June 2, 1967.
Much of the print, TV and internet media is now covering this milestone, so ElvisBlog will, too – with an Elvis slant, of course. In the picture above, Elvis fits in nicely with the Fab Four. Carol Stephens, who did the fine cover for my book, Big E and the Santa Man, added Elvis wearing a costume from his film Frankie and Johnny.
I found this picture on the internet. It must have taken somebody a long time to replace three-dozen people with Elvis shots. It’s fun to pick out the photos from his movies and the notable events in his career. See those two concrete busts at the bottom of the picture? I have one of those out on my back deck. The squirrels often sit on his head and eat acorns.
Sgt. Peppers is one of the most photoshopped album covers ever. This one featuring the Monkees has lot of recognizable faces.
This is an interesting composite. It pays homage to all the celebrities who died in 2016, plus Brexit. David Bowie and Prince are easy to spot, but can you find Glenn Frey?
Back to rock bands again. Is that four Elvises in white jumpsuits and shades on the top right?
How do you like the Lego figures replacing the Beatles in this one? They also replaced Elvis in another of the most altered album covers.
Let’s take a look at some more variations of Elvis’ album 50,000,000 Elvis Fans Can’t be Wrong.
Uh, oh. The wrong Elvis.
Red leather(?). Not as cool as gold lame.
They put Roy Orbison, Link Wray, Jeff Beck, Johnny Cash, and Jerry Lee Lewis in gold lame suits. I wish they had done Little Richard, too.
There are Santa fans.
And even Elves fans, Don’t you like Santa in gold lame?
Bon Jovi upped the ante to 100,000,000 fans.
I guess this post got a little off subject. Let’s get back to the Beatles.
Yeah, I paired up the Beatles and Elvis again. Here is the last time.
I really like this image.
Happy 50th birthday, Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band.
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