Beatles to Bowie
Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix
by Fiona Adams, 1967
Private Collection
© Fiona Adams

Jean Shrimpton and Paul Jones

Jean Shrimpton and Paul Jones on the cover of Petticoat
18 February 1967

Private Collection
© IPC+ Syndication


The year was a time of rebellion and experimentation. It began with The Rolling Stones releasing 'Let's Spend the Night Together' on 13 January followed by their album Between the Buttons with Gered Mankowitz's deliberately fogged cover image of the group. The Beatles released Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, with its intricate cover on which Pop artists Peter Blake and Jann Haworth collaborated.

Pink Floyd released their first album The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, for which Vic Singh used the newly introduced prism lens to create its classic cover. Fiona Adams watched Jimi Hendrix perform at the Bag O'Nails Club in January 1967 and later took several portraits for Fabulous, while Bruce Fleming captured the Jimi Hendrix Experience for the group’s first album, Are You Experienced, released in May.

Tom Jones topped the charts at the start of the year with The Green, Green Grass of Home and Engelbert Humperdinck had two No.1 hits with his singles Release Me and The Last Waltz.