Classic album covers without the deceased band members

July 15, 2014 by Matt Crane

Classic album covers without the deceased band members

After the sad news of iconic drummer Tommy Ramone’s recent passing, an image of the Ramones’ debut LP began circulating with only Tommy on the cover. As Dangerous Minds points out, eventually an image without even Tommy turned up, as the final member on the cover had finally passed. Now, a Tumblr has been unearthed of classic album covers with the deceased band members removed, using acts from Nirvana to the Doors. It’s a haunting, yet oddly effective way of paying tribute to musicians who have passed away. Check out the images below, and let us know what you think.


Ramones, self-titled


The Beatles, Abbey Road


The Who, Odds & Sods


The Doors, Morrison Hotel (Ed. Note—Ray Manzarek was still alive at the time this image was posted.)


New York Dolls, self-titled


Ol Dirty Bastard, Return to the 36 Chambers


Johnny Thunders, So Alone


Nirvana, “Smells Like Teen Spirit ”


John Lennon & Yoko Ono, Double Fantasy


The Clash, self-titled


Elvis Presley, self-titled


Ian Dury, New Boots and Panties!!


Minnie Riperton, Adventures in Paradise


Jeff Buckley, Grace


George Harrison, All Things Must Pass

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