April’s Awesome Album Artwork Part 4: It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll by The Rolling Stones

Posted: April 5, 2012 in Music
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It's Only Rock 'n Roll

Today in the week of April’s Awesome Album Artwork, I decided to go a bit more artsy and look at the album It’s Only Rock ‘n Roll by The Rolling Stones. This album caught my eye because it looks as if it came right out of an art gallery. The album depicts the band walking down a red carpeted staircase, surrounded with women holding bouquets of flowers.

Released in 1974, this album was designed by Guy Peellaert. Guy Peellaert was nicknamed “The Michaelangelo of Pop Art” and designed covers, not only for The Rolling Stones, but also for others like David Bowie. In 1974, Peellaert also published the book “Rock Dreams” which included fantastical and iconic images of the giants of rock and roll such as Bob Dylan, Jimi Hendrix, Velvet Underground, The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, and CSNY.

Jimi Hendrix

Art by Guy Peelaert
Found at coca-cola-art.com

The Beatles

Art by Guy Peelaert
Found at coca-cola-art.com

Crosby Stills Nash & Young

Art by Guy Peelaert
Found at coca-cola-art.com

Superstar Bob

Art by Guy Peelaert
Found at coca-cola-art.com

Velvet Underground

Art by Guy Peelaert
Found at coca-cola-art.com

What do you think of Guy Peellaert’s work? Comment below and tell me what you think!

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