Beatles-inspired photo pays tribute to stars who passed this year

An artist has given one of The Beatles most famous album covers an update and turned into a viral sensation
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The classic cover of Sergent Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band.

An artist has given one of The Beatles most famous album covers an update and turned into a viral sensation at the same time.

Chris Baker decided to honour some of the performers we have lost this year by putting their faces on the cover of the album and turning it into a quiz.

He said it started out as just a bit of fun and a nice way to remember the singers and actors. He later decided to make it into quiz for anyone who wanted to get a bit of fun out of it.

The new version of the cover features some of the biggest names we lost this year, including Muhammed Ali, Gene Wilder, Prince and Victoria Wood.

Cheekily, it also spells out Brexit in flowers at the feet of where the fab four used to stand, a reference to Britain voting to leave the EU in June.

Chirs uploaded the photo to Twitter saying: “Right. Can everyone stop dying now please? #2016”. A short time later he added a follow-up message, saying: “Started this. Then regretted it about halfway through. A bit like 2016 really…”.

He later added a second version of the design, featuring numbered silhouettes and added: “If anyone is planning an end of year quiz or anything… #2016.”

Take a look at the photo and the silhouette version and tell us how many you recognise! The answers are posted at the bottom of the page.

The new version

The new version of the album.
The new version of the album.

The silhouette version

Name the outlines.
Name the outlines.

Answers posted below

1 Denise Robertson

2 Keith Emerson

3 Ed Stewart

4 Carla Lane

5 Garry Shandling

6 Johan Cruyff

7 Prince Buster

8 Sir George Martin

9 Anton Yelchin

10 Leonard Cohen

11 Arnold Palmer

12 Harper Lee

13 Pierre Boulez

14 Gareth Thomas

15 Erik Bauersfeld

16 Glenn Frey

17 Burt Kwouk

18 Sir Jimmy Young

19 Paul Daniels

20 Howard Marks

21 Terry Wogan

22 Cliff Michelmore

23 Jean Alexander

24 Alan Rickman

25 Zaha Hadid

26 Muhammad Ali

27 Frank Kelly

28 Caroline Aherne

29 George Kennedy

30 Maurice White

31 David Gest

32 Gene Wilder

33 Lemmy Kilmister

34 Prince

35 David Bowie

36 Pete Burns

37 Ronnie Corbett

38 Victoria Wood

39 Robert Vaughn

40 Jo Cox

41 Sylvia Anderson

42A Kenny Baker

42B Tony Dyson

How many did you get right? Don’t forget to share!

  1. Trish Pillidge  

    In Answers the names on the numbers listed are not the persons with the same number on the silhouette version.

    • Robyn Steggles  

      There is no way number 24 is Alan Rickman!

    • Peter May  

      You are quite right…….why can’t they get it right…come on Starts at Sixty check things before you put them up…..

    • Royce R. Baucke  

      Thankyou Trish.
      I thought it was just me thinking things were all screwed up here. Now I don’t feel so bad after all. Have a nice day.
      Cheers.

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  4. Allan Barron  

    Left out Merle Haggard, one of the gratest singer/songwriters of all time, oh sorry hes country

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