The designer of The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album has slammed record company Apple for denying him copyright of the infamous image.
Peter Blake was paid £200 (€300) for his iconic 1967 cover creation, which features life-size cut outs of the band among an array of celebrities, but is barred from using the image on a new artistic project.
He says: "I'm doing a limited edition set of prints of the album covers I've done but Apple won't let me do Sgt Pepper.
"They probably think 'Stop moaning' - but somebody along the line should have thought I deserved a share, like a bonus, or even acknowledgement that I was hard done by.
"I don't blame the Beatles. I wouldn't expect them to suddenly give me a thing but EMI (who distributed Apple) should have."
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