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The album cover of Music/TheBeatles' ''Music/SgtPeppersLonelyHeartsClubBand'' is one of the most recognizable album covers of all time. If not ''the'' most famous. Music/PaulMcCartney wanted to change the group's image and as a result all members let their hair and moustaches grow and pretended to be a different band. On the album cover, designed by Peter Blake and Jann Haworth, the Beatles pose dressed in military uniforms, surrounded by a celebrity audience chosen by the members themselves. Forty celebrities are either wax works or photo collage cut-outs. Note that originally there were supposed to be several more, but they were censored out by the Beatles' label EMI for being too controversial (including, in a bit of ValuesDissonance, ''Gandhi'').

Thanks to its global fame and popularity, many {{Shout Out}}s to the album have been made throughout the years, especially to the collage album cover. Even Blake himself made [[http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2123734/Sir-Peter-Blake-recreates-The-Beatles-Sgt-Pepper-album-cover-2012-style-celebrate-80th-birthday.html a new homage]] featuring new celebrity cut-outs to celebrate his 80th birthday in 2012.

The UrExample is the cover of Music/FrankZappa and the Mothers of Invention's ''Music/WereOnlyInItForTheMoney''.

AbbeyRoadCrossing is another trope based on parodies of a specific Beatles album cover.
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[[folder: Comics]]
* ''ComicBook/{{Promethea}}'': The cover of [[http://ttgbbbb.blogspot.com.au/2010/04/alan-moore.html issue #10]].
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[[folder: Film]]
* ''Literature/{{Trainspotting}}'': In one scene Renton and his friends are waiting at a railway station, with one of them facing the camera with his back, just like Paul does on the back cover of ''"Sergeant Peppers"''.
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[[folder: Live-Action Television]]
* A 3-D version was created for the 1987 special ''It Was 20 Years Ago Today....'', celebrating the 20th anniversary of the album.
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[[folder: Music]]
* As noted, the UrExample is Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention's ''We're Only in It for the Money''. The cover art is a less than AffectionateParody, in that it was created in response to Zappa's feelings that the album was just made to cash in on the whole "flower power" movement. Zappa did call up The Beatles to ask their permission, but ExecutiveMeddling forced him to hide the image inside the gatefold, instead of on the front cover as was intended.
** Funny enough: Music/PaulMcCartney claims that Zappa's debut album, ''Freak Out!'', was a major inspiration for "Sgt. Pepper's".
* Jan Fukumachi's electronic cover of the album is [[http://www.creativegames.org.uk/modules/Art_Technology/Pop/Sgt_%20Pepper_Album_files/jun.jpg a backwards version]].
* ''Sgt. Rutter's Only Darts Club Band'' by Music/TheRutles. (which is the original with only the flower lettering, the bass drum, and the faces of the Beatles changed)
* ''[[http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-8Lyw4oEX2-c/TZ9203ERwBI/AAAAAAAAABc/oYnyd61MqvA/s1600/bigdaddysgtpeppers%2Bfront.jpg Sgt. Pepper's]]'' by the band Big Daddy, a re-recording of the whole album as if it was made in the 1950s (i.e. "[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGpCqsc2SK8 Lucy In the Sky with Diamonds]]" InTheStyleOf Music/JerryLeeLewis).
* The album "K" by Kula Shaker features a collage of celebrities whose names start with the letter "K".
* Brazilian artist Zé Ramalho made [[http://www.forroemvinil.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/08/za-ramalho-2000-naaao-nordestina-capa-500x496.jpg one]] with people from the Brazilian Northeast (Ramalho's Beatles CoverAlbum went for ''With the Beatles'' [[http://blog.opovo.com.br/discografia/files/2011/09/20110816172301_27971_large_ze-ramalho-canta-beatles.jpg instead]]).
* Some examples can be found here: http://beatlesite.blogspot.com/2009/02/sgt-pepper-album-covers-parodies-1.html
* A Belgian compilation album from 1990 featuring several Belgian artists covering songs by other artists also parodied "Sgt. Peppers". The various celebrities portrayed on the album cover were all photographs of well known Flemish celebrities: http://www.muziekarchief.be/albumdetails.php?ID=12145
* Maine-based rapper Spose parodied the Sgt. Pepper cover for his rarities compilation "The Yard Sale," released through Kickstarter.
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* ''Webcomic/KevinAndKell'' has [[http://www.kevinandkell.com/2001/kk0422.html a cast picture]] like this. Note that the "classic Beatles" are replaced by the "human Dewclaws".
* ''Webcomic/{{Erfworld}}'' has the mage Jojo, who wears a coat similar to George Harrison's and whose nickname is a ShoutOut to a song from a different Beatles album ("Get Back").
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[[folder: Web Originals]]
* Viewer Garrison made one for ''WebVideo/TheFundayPawpetShow'' to honor the show's 100th episode. The crowd was made up of [=RealPlayer=] images of past guests and the band members changed to Mutt, Arthur, Poink and Yappy.
* A "20 best hip hop albums of all time" list [[http://dkpresents.wordpress.com/2007/04/27/hip-hop-sgt-peppers-the-cover-art/ earned this treatment]].
* ''Wiki/{{Uncyclopedia}}'' has an article on [[http://uncyclopedia.wikia.com/wiki/Batles The Batles]], including the cover art for their album ''Sgt. Dark Knight's Lonely Batcave Band Returns''.
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* A CouchGag of ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''' is [[http://www.creativegames.org.uk/modules/Art_Technology/Pop/Sgt_%20Pepper_Album_files/simps.jpg a parody of the album cover]]. It was also used as the cover of their music album, "[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/4c/The_Yellow_Album.PNG The Yellow Album]]" (the name, of course, a takeoff of [[Music/TheWhiteAlbum another Beatles album]]). And like ''Sgt Pepper'', the early Simpsons are in suits and the current ones in fatigues.
** In the episode "Homer's Barbershop Quartet" the back cover of Sgt. Peppers is spoofed when Homer looks at an album by his former band. We see three of the band members in frontal view, while Homer turns his back to the camera, just like Paul does amidst the Beatles on the Sgt. Peppers backside cover.
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[[folder: Other]]
* ''Magazine/{{MAD}}'' spoofed the cover on its special "The 50 Worst Things About Music".
* The Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, made one too, consisting of Jewish celebrities. [[http://rosiebell.typepad.com/.a/6a00d8341cac7d53ef0105364b3e99970c-popup]]
* In the ''Comicbook/StarFox'' comic originally printed in ''Magazine/NintendoPower'', a flashback to Andross's StartOfDarkness is capped off by General Pepper admitting that he couldn't do anything about the situation because he was only a sergeant at the time. Cue picture of him and his associates...
* A [[http://www.paulkidby.net/index.php/gallery/bronzes-sculpture/artwork/artwork120713-1-79 Paul Kidby portrait]] of [[Discworld/SoulMusic The Band With Rocks In]] surrounded by other ''Literature/{{Discworld}}'' characters, in the ''Discworld Calendar 2012''.
* A ''Franchise/StarWars'' convention in Europe warranted a "[[http://randymartinez.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/sgt-lucas-72.jpg?w=620 Sgt.]] [[Creator/GeorgeLucas Lucas]]" poster.
* The Brazilian history book series ''Guia Politicamente Incorreto'' (Politically Incorrect Guide) has this in [[http://cleovargas.com/personal/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/guias.jpg all covers]].
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