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Sgt. Pepper: The Mysterious Unknown Cowboy
8 June 2012
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The Strawberry
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I'm sure it's been asked before, but it still haunts me. The "cowboy" dressed all in white. Who is it? I just can't figure it out.

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8 June 2012
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I don't know this for sure but my guess would be Hank Williams. The Beatles liked country music. He was probably intended for one of the people in the background but didn't make the final photograph.

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8 June 2012
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8 June 2012
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Joe has an article on the Pepper cover including an early list of those The Beatles wanted on the cover, maybe there is something in there as well.

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8 June 2012
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I've no idea – I'd not really thought about that figure before.

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9 June 2012
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I don't think it's Hank Williams as Ben Ramon said. I have absolutely no clue.

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9 June 2012
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I really hope this thread doesn't get lost in the rest of them. I'd really like to figure our who this was supposed to be.

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9 June 2012
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Sorry Strawberry have been around the net & in the Anthlogy book and the only place i can find which even has a pic of the mysterious cowboy is this site which has 2 colour pics which include the cowboy however his face is obscured by a light. He's wearing a kind of  caramel colour suit (lighter shirt, darker trousers).

 

Someone must know who this guy is.

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10 June 2012
6.37pm
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Are you referring to Tom Mix, famous movie cowboy from the 30's and 40's? Or is there another cowboy on the cover? I'm guessing Tom Mix was Ringo's choice – he was a big fan of westerns in his younger days.a-hard-days-night-ringo-5

10 June 2012
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Isnt Tom Mix just behind by Paul in the b&w photo, his hat can be seen in the background, whilst the mysterious cowboy is at the side. From the list of who's who Tom is number 38 and is next to the waxwork beatles on the final cover.

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10 June 2012
9.29pm
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The Strawberry said

I'm sure it's been asked before, but it still haunts me. The "cowboy" dressed all in white. Who is it? I just can't figure it out.

this will help?(found in the net .RU):http://files.mail.ru/Q24Y8T

10 June 2012
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What is a files.mail.ru file? The normal online policy is not to open anything youre not sure off.

 

Im not suggesting that this file is wrong but an online search suggests mail. ru is a "spam haven" and should be "banned and blocked". Anyone any idea? Its like unmanned baggage in a train station.

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10 June 2012
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meanmistermustard said
What is a files.mail.ru file? The normal online policy is not to open anything youre not sure off.

 

Im not suggesting that this file is wrong but an online search suggests mail. ru is a "spam haven" and should be "banned and blocked". Anyone any idea? Its like unmanned baggage in a train station.

download, run the program, it is not ?????.???????? Russian guys, you can understand

found in the Russian Internet

10 June 2012
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Apologies if im wrong, just going by what an online forum brought up. So what is a mail.ru file?

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13 June 2012
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It probably won't work on Mac. I'm not going to bother with it. WWU, would you mind explaining what's in there?

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13 June 2012
12.39pm
wwu
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everything about the album, including on the cover of the historical identity of who, where, as p.s.????????? is clear-whether YOU ????? software translator?

14 June 2012
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The 'mysterious cowboy' is actually a sculpture by Jann Haworth, the American  first wife of Peter Blake who collaborated with him on the cover design for Sgt Pepper. It was made from calico – unbleached cotton, and was created in 1964. It is now in the collection of Pallant House Gallery in Chichester, UK (web: http://www.pallant.org.uk) which has one of the best collections of British Pop Art.

This summer the museum will be hosting a major exhibition 'Peter Blake and Pop Music' for the artist's 80th birthday which will feature the original collage for the inner sleeve of Sgt Pepper, and other related artefacts including the Snow White figure, and some of the cut-outs from the line-up. The exhibition also features Blake's iconic painting 'The 1962 Beatles' as well as original cover designs for Paul Weller, Oasis, Band Aid, and the 2012 Brit Award.

15 June 2012
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Here's an image of the cowboy as it currently looks in Jann Haworth's gallery.

19 June 2012
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25 June 2012
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I don't trust wwu's file. I think PopArt and Spike might have figured it out.

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