However, after The Beatles personally wrote to her explaining that they were all fans, she agreed to let them use her image.
In 1978, Ringo Starr (No.63) returned the favour when he appeared in West’s final movie, 1978’s cover, he had been arrested for obscenity, further making him a countercultural hero not only for The Beatles, but also the Beatniks and Bob Dylan (No.15). 5: Karlheinz Stockhausen A German composer who pioneered the use of electronic music in the 50s and 60s, Stockhausen remains a godfather of the avant-garde, whose boundary-pushing music influenced The Beatles’ own groundbreaking experiments in the studio, starting with their tape experiments of ’s ‘Tomorrow Never Knows’.
Not only a groundbreaking design for the time, the artwork also broke the bank, costing almost £3,000 to create – well over £50,000 in today’s money and more than any other pop album sleeve at that time.
The concept was for the four Beatles themselves to appear in costume as Sgt.
The heavy steel arms—operated by steam cylinders—can throw a six-foot diameter, eighty-foot-long log. The first cut removes mostly wane—the round and bark-covered edge of the log. The movement of the carriage is controlled by the sawyer.
Jesus and Adolf Hitler were deemed unsuitable for inclusion, while other choices, such as Mahatma Gandhi and Leo Gorcey, were removed for different reasons.
Also notable by his absence is Elvis Presley, who, Paul Mc Cartney later said, was “too important and too far above the rest to even mention”.
Those that made the final cut remain a fascinating cross-section of cultures, importance and each individual Beatle’s own interests.
Hull-Oakes Lumber may be the last steam-powered commercial saw mill in the country, and they’re one of the few mills capable of cutting large timbers up to 85 ft. The mill has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1996.
Large long timbers are still used in railroad trestles, the restoration of historic structures, and for the spars and masts of ships. Thayer, an early 20th century three-masted schooner used to transport lumber along the West Coast.