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The Stories Behind 22 Classic Album Covers

Syd Barrett --- Founder member of Pink Floyd, lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter during the band's psychedelic years (1967-1968), providing major musical and stylistic direction in their early work.

Animals: This is also in my Hipgnosis roundup. It's Animals, Pink Floyd's Orwellian dystopian take on modern society. It's not just the flying pig I love - it's that gorgeously bleak Battersea Power Station.That's what a dark Satanic mill looks like.

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The Clash - previous pinned said they got to see them live in college, and I'm super jealous. I was a teenager when Joe Strummer died so I never got the chance.

David Bowie Style File

1973 Album cover shoot for Aladdin Sane, photographed by Brian Duffy. The lightning bolt represented the duality of the mind, although Bowie later explained that the "lad insane" of the album's title track was inspired by his brother Terry, who was diagnosed as a schizophrenic. Photo By Brian Duffy

The Beatles in London

I love the Beatles, but lately I've listened to some good Coldplay. Bawled like a baby while listening, but that's all good. I always feel better after a good song and a good cry. Thank you. For everything.

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