Bow Wow Wow album cover See Jungle! See Jungle! Go Join Your Gang, Yeah! City All Over, Go Ape Crazy! (1981) – Andy Earl
This album cover is an homage to Manet’s Le déjeuner sur l’herbe (see 29th April). Just as the original painting did in 1863, the album cover caused quite a stir. For the location photographer Andy Earl spent one Sunday morning driving up and down English riverbanks trying to find a location. the eventual spot, a pond near Box Hill in surrey, was very similar to that in the Manet painting. Posing nude is lead singer Annabella Lwin, who was fifteen at the time of the album's release. The cover caused outrage that led to an investigation by Scotland Yard, instigated by Lwin's mother – it never appeared on US releases.
On this day …
1883 French painter Edouard Manet died (see 29th April).
1789 George Washington was inaugurated as the first President of the USA.
Quote of the day
Only constant repetition will finally succeed in imprinting an idea on the memory of the crowd.
Adolf Hitler, Austrian-born German dictator who committed suicide 30/04/1945
The fastest roller coaster ride is Superman The Escape at Six Flags Magic Mountain in California, USA. Descending from 125m, the cars go from 0 to 160 km/h in only 7 seconds.