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Tom Wilkes, 1939-2009: Legendary Designer of Posters and Album Covers

Barney Hoskyns, Rock's Backpages, July 2009

Tom Wilkes, legendary poster and album cover designer (Monterey Pop, the Rolling Stones' original Beggars Banquet, Neil Young's Harvest, Janis Joplin's Pearl, George Harrison's All Things Must Pass et al), has died at his home in Pioneertown, California. I was fortunate enough to interview Tom on 25 October, 2003 – the following is a transcript of what he told me about the Monterey Pop festival and about Neil Young, Gram Parsons, A&M Records and more. –– BH

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