A Letter From The Publisher: Sep. 22, 1967

IN case you weren't exactly sure, I the way they are arranged on the cover, left to right, is George, Ringo, Paul and John. This view of the Beatles is the work of Gerald Scarfe, 31, the British artist-cartoonist-satirist whose grotesque caricatures in the British press (TIME, July 15, 1966) have been the nemesis of the high, mighty and famous, from Lyndon Johnson to Queen Elizabeth. For TIME, Scarfe went beyond his usual two-dimensional pen and chose special weapons: papier-mâché, paste, wire, sticks and watercolors.

Scarfe started by sketching Ringo at the drummer's London...

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