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  • 29 April 2014, 17:25

Sgt Pepper Treatment For Royal Albert Hall

Sir Peter Blake has created a giant mural celebrating one of London's most famous music venues.

The 81-year-old, who designed the iconic cover of the Beatles album Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, has made the triptych, a three-section artwork, for the Royal Albert Hall.

It features some of the names who have graced the stage, including well-known figures from classical music, rock and sport.

The array of figures featured on Sir Peter's Appearing At The Royal Albert include composer Edward Elgar, Fred Astaire, Tim Henman, Van Morrison, Michael Palin and Victoria Beckham.

At the work's unveiling, Sir Peter was joined by former Rolling Stone Bill Wyman, Queen's Brian May and The Who's Roger Daltrey.

Often referred to as the Godfather of Pop, Sir Peter's artwork for Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band is his arguably his most famous.

He also worked on covers for the Band Aid single Do They Know It's Christmas?, Ian Dury's tribute album Brand New Boots And Panties and The Who's Face Dances.