Peter Blake and George Martin autographs the Beatles
Peter Blake and George Martin autographs the Beatles. Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band postcard of The Beatles album autographed on the front by Peter Blake and George Martin.
The Beatles were an English rock band, formed in Liverpool in 1960. With members John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr. They became widely regarded as the foremost and most influential act of the rock era. Rooted in skiffle, beat, and 1950s rock and roll they grew to be the biggest band of all time. The Beatles later experimented with several musical styles. Ranging from pop ballads and Indian music to psychedelia and hard rock. Often incorporating classical elements and unconventional recording techniques in innovative ways. In the early 1960s, their enormous popularity first emerged as “Beatlemania”. But as the group’s music grew in experience. Led by primary songwriters Lennon and McCartney.
Sir Peter Thomas Blake. CBE – born 25 June 1932, is an English pop artist. Best known for creating the sleeve design for the Beatles‘ album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. His other best-known works include the cover of the Band Aid single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?”, and the Live Aid concert poster. He also designed the 2012 Brit Award statuette. One of the best known British pop artists. Blake is considered to be a prominent figure in the pop art movement.
Sir George Henry Martin. CBE (3 January 1926 – 8 March 2016). An English record producer, arranger, composer, conductor, audio engineer and musician. Often referred to as the “Fifth Beatle”, including by Paul McCartney. In reference to his involvement on each of the Beatles’ original albums. George Martin has produced 30 number- one hit singles in the United Kingdom and 23 number one hits in the United States of America.