The All-Star Guitar Band

Welcome to the HMS Dreadnought All-Star Guitar Band download page.

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        For more than 15 years, I have wanted to recreate my version of the now legendary album cover. The problem was that I could never find uniforms that were reasonable quality. When I finally found accurate and reasonably affordable outfits online, I placed the order and was surprised how good they were. I gathered my bandmates: Chris Martin (green), Chris's talented artist/cousin Robert Goetzl (red), and our great virtuoso guitarist friend Craig Thatcher (orange). After John Sterling Ruth and Erik Nelson captured the image of the four of us, I began the arduous process of contacting the participants (or their families), and I gathered photographs and clearances to secure approval for inclusion in the artwork. The process took nearly a month of careful Photoshop assembly. The KEY that accompanies the download below provides the names to the more than 160 people in the image. It is a remarkable group and I am lucky to have been able to collaborate with and befriend most all of them in my long and fortunate career.  I hope you enjoy identifying many of the famous participants.

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High Res

12" x 12"

300 dpi

12.6 MB

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High Res

14" x 14"

300 dpi

16.9 MB

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High Res

18" x 18"

300 dpi

22.3 MB

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High Res

22" x 22"

300 dpi

47.9 MB

Simply choose your resolution from the four choices above and then click on the desired icon.

A Printable KEY to Names will accompany the download. I will not be selling prints of this artwork, but you are welcome to download and print a personal copy for your own purposes.

A PDF with Print and Framing Suggestions is available by email request to:  dboak@rcn.com

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Disclaimer: I have collaborated with my friends and associates as listed above to create this digital collage. Every effort has been taken to secure approval of inclusion from every participant, as well as attribution of photo credits wherever stipulated or realized through photo research. Any errors or photo credit omissions with be addressed. Please email: dickboak@gmail.com. This artwork is intended to be a fun tribute to the iconic Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band album cover. It is NOT made or authorized by or affiliated in any way with the Beatles or their representatives.