The cover for The Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's' was shot 50 years ago today, photographic session for LP 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band', Michael Cooper's London photographic studio
The shoot took place at 4 Chelsea Manor Studios, 1-11 Flood Street, just off King's Road in Chelsea. The studios opened in 1902, and Cooper established his studio from 22 July 1966.
The Beatles arrived in the late afternoon. The soon-to-be-famous collage, designed by Peter Blake and his wife Jann Haworth, had been assembled in the studio during the preceding eight days.
In addition to the front cover shot, The Beatles also posed for the images used on the back cover and the gatefold sleeve.