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Sir Peter Blake's new Beatles' Sgt Pepper's album cover

2 April 2012 Last updated at 12:02 BST

British artist Sir Peter Blake has recreated the iconic album sleeve for The Beatles' Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band on his 80th birthday.

Sir Peter says he has chosen friends and "great people" for the new design which includes Amy Winehouse, Kate Moss, Tracey Emin, Damien Hirst and Eric Clapton.

Musician Noel Gallagher, who has also been included on the cover, said Sir Peter's work is "as important as the music".

Sir Peter's interview courtesy of Vintage Festival/Inkling.