Fact: Muslim convert Yusuf Islam, the artist formerly knows as CAT STEVENS, has covered George Harrison's THE DAY THE WORLD GET ROUND for a new album, which will be sold to raise cash for American Indians. The project is the brainchild of KLAUS VOORMANN, who worked with Harrison's former Beatle bandmate John Lennon in the PLASTIC ONO BAND and came up with the Fab Four's Revolver album cover art.
Quote: "The first record I ever bought on CD was SGT PEPPER'S. It would have been '87, I got Sgt Pepper's, then Revolver and then THE WHITE ALBUM. And I remember listening to The White Album and thinking, 'What the f**k is all that about?'. It was like opening a treasure chest." Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher on his obsession with THE Beatles.
Fact: THE Beatles album covers are the inspiration for a new range of British postage stamps to be launched next year (07). SGT PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND and Revolver are among the sleeves which will be reproduced on 9 January.