- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 30, 2007

How well do you know the ‘Sgt. Pepper’ cover? The Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band” — released in the U.S. 40 years ago on Saturday — has the most famous and iconic cover of any rock album. Find out how much you know about the cover by taking this quiz by Bill King, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution copy editor and publisher of Beatlefan magazine. 1. True or false: The Rolling Stones are mentioned on the cover of “Sgt. Pepper.” 2. Which movie star is not pictured on the cover? A. Fred Astaire B. Marilyn Monroe C. Gene Autry D. Tony Curtis 3. Which Beatle has his back turned toward the camera on the back cover of “Sgt. Pepper”? A. John B. George C. Paul D. Ringo 4. True or false: Shirley Temple appears three times on the “Sgt. Pepper” cover. 5. Which Beatle wax figure on the cover is not wearing a white shirt and black tie? A. Paul B. John C. George D. Ringo 6. Which former Beatle is pictured on the front cover of “Sgt. Pepper”? A. Stuart Sutcliffe B. Pete Best C. Jimmy Nicol D. Chas Newby 7. Which pair appears on the cover and had their names mentioned in a Beatles song? A. Oliver Hardy and Karl Marx B. Bob Dylan and Edgar Allan Poe C. Marlon Brando and Oscar Wilde D. Tyrone Power and Johnny Weissmuller 8. How much was Peter Blake paid for designing the “Sgt. Pepper” cover? A. $200 B. $2,000 C. $20,000 D. $2 9. Who came up with the original concept of the Beatles appearing in uniform as the Sgt. Pepper band on the cover? A. Peter Blake B. Paul McCartney C. John Lennon D. Brian Epstein 10. Clues on the cover supposedly alluded to the death of which celebrity? A. Marilyn Monroe B. Lenny Bruce C. Paul McCartney D. James Dean 11. Which Beatle is wearing the pink uniform on the cover? A. Ringo B. Paul C. John D. George 12. Which two Beatles are not wearing hats with their uniforms on the cover? A. George and Paul B. John and Ringo C. John and Paul D. Paul and Ringo 13. True or false: The “Sgt. Pepper” album lost the best-cover-design Grammy Award to the 5th Dimension’s “Up, Up and Away.” 14. Which musical instruments are held by the Beatles on the cover? A. Bass, guitars and drumsticks B. French horn, trumpet, cor anglais and flute C. Trombone, violin, clarinet and tuba 15. True or false: All of these have parodied the “Sgt. Pepper” cover: Frank Zappa, “The Simpsons,” Mad magazine. ANSWERS ON PAGE B6 COX NEWS SERVICE

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