From Winehouse to Westwood: Sgt Pepper mk II


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It is one of the most distinctive album covers in British pop music history, featuring some of the most iconic faces of its day.

But 45 years on from the release of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band,  the sleeve's artist has given it a revamp to include the British cultural icons of his life to celebrate his 80th birthday.

Using computer editing rather than the cardboard cutouts of the original, Sir Peter Blake has pulled together icons from across the cultural spectrum, featuring pioneering artists, designers, directors, musicians, writers, film stars, fashion designers and chefs, as well as including himself and his own family.

Watch the video above to hear Sir Peter talking about his creation, that he will officially unveil at his 80th birthday celebrations, being held at Wayne Hemingway MBE's Vintage Festival on 13-15 July.

Among those that can be seen on the Sgt Pepper's 2012 image are:

Agatha Christie
Alexander McQueen
Alfred Hitchcock
Amy Winehouse
Anish Kapoor
Audrey Hepburn
Barbara Hulanicki
Bridget Riley
Chris Corbin
Damien Hirst
Danny Boyle
David Attenborough
David Bailey
David Chipperfield
David Hockney
David Lean
Delia Smith
Elton John
Elvis Costello
Eric Clapton
Fanny Cradock
Gary Oldman
Gavin Turk
Grayson Perry
Harold Pinter
Helen Mirren
Ian Curtis
Ian Dury
Jeremy King
JK Rowling
John Hurt
John Peel
Jonathan Ive
Justin de Villeneuve
Kate Moss
Lucien Freud
Lucienne Day
Mark Hix
Martin Parr
Mary McCartney
Mary Quant
Mick Jagger
Monty Python (Foot)
Mr Chow
Nick Park
Noel Gallagher
Norman Foster
Paul McCartney
Paul Smith
Paul Weller
Peter Saville
Richard Curtis
Richard Rogers
Rick Stein
Ridley Scott
Roald Dahl
Robin Day
Robyn Hitchcock
Shirley Bassey
Terence Conran
Stella McCartney
Terrance Rattigan
Tim Berners Lee
Tom Stoppard
Tommy Steele
Tracey Emin
Vidal Sassoon
Vivienne Westwood
Wreckless Eric