A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 29, 1967

Heads swiveled all across London one last week as Cartoonist Gerald Scarfe drove past. Not that his Jaguar XKE was anything special to sophisticated Londoners, but who was that sitting next to Scarfe? Ringo the Beatle? Everyone did a double take.

What startled the casual observer was not exactly Ringo; it was some thing a good bit farther out. It was the wire, paint, and papier-mache mock-up that Scarfe had put together for last week's TIME cover. The rest of the boys — George, Paul and John — were crammed into the Jag's...

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