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    Sale 5871

    Popular Culture: Rock & Pop

    1 July 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 94

    The Rolling Stones

    Price Realised  


    The Rolling Stones
    An album cover proof for the front and back covers of the Rolling Stones's album Beggars Banquet 1968, featuring heavily graffitied toilet cubicles -- 17½x15½in. (44.5x39.5cm.) designed by Tom Wilkes, Michael Vosse and Barry Feinstein, with Mick Jagger and Keith Richards input on the design of the graffiti on the back cover

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    This cover was not approved by Decca UK, even though the Rolling Stones loved it. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards did the graffiti on the wall which was to be illustrated on the back cover of the LP. However to avoid arguments and missing crucial Christmas sales they agreed to the simple invitation cover.

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    Saleroom Notice

    The illustration for this lot on page 20 has been incorrectly numbered as 97