(RTTNews) – The artist behind Elton John’s Goodbye Yellow Brick Road album cover, Ian Beck, has recently requested the original piece back.
Beck tells Britain’s Daily Mail, “I did the cover for Elton’s label Rocket Records. Elton loved it and it was a very successful album . . . I think Elton kept the cover work . . . So if you are listening, Elton, I would like the Yellow Brick Road back, please, because I created it.”
A spokesman for Sir Elton tells the publication: “I have no idea whether Elton has it, but presumably if he does, he paid for it so it is his; $688 was a hell of a lot of money back then. A bit weird, isn’t it, to ask for something back 38 years later?”