In August 1967, two months after the album’s release, The Beatles had their first meeting with the Maharashi Mahesh Yogi, at the Hilton Hotel on London’s Park Lane, where they were invited to study Transcendental Meditation in Bangor, North Wales.
Hand signals are the only way to communicate with all the thunderous noise. The sawyer and the rachet setter must be sharp and quick, as the carriage moves the log past the blade quickly.
Two fingers means the log must be moved out for a two-inch cut; a fist or a connected finger and thumb followed by four fingers means a 14-in. In this way, the rachet setter knows that the carraige must be returned to the log turner so the log can be rotated before the next cut.
The steam engines have fewer breakdowns than any other equipment at the mill.
From Paul Mc Cartney’s original concept to the final design, staged by British pop artist Peter Blake and his then wife, Jann Haworth, it’s not just an album cover, but a dazzling display of modern art that defines its era.
The Sawyer controls the movement of the carriage with the wooden-handled lever on the left, while simulataneously controlling log-loading and log-turning with the control on the right. In this photo, Bill Oakes adjusts the steam pressure feeding the engines.
The control on the right also operates the “short transfer” chain conveyor and the log cradle. The mast is so long that transporting the log required a truck-and-trailor with stearable rear wheels. Bill’s family, like many employees at the mill, has a long history of working at the mill: his father, Ken Oakes, felled timber in the logging woods for forty years, providing logs for the mill.
Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, surrounded by a gathering of influential people as if they had just performed a concert.
A total of 58 different people are depicted on the final artwork.
Love is the law, love under will.” 3: Mae West Mae West initially refused to allow her image to appear on the artwork.
She was, after all, one of the most famous bombshells from Hollywood’s Golden Age and felt that she would never be in a lonely hearts club.
His humour seeped into The Beatles’ own, while the vaudeville world he came from would also go on to influence songs the likes of ‘Your Mother Should Know’.