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Saturday, July 18, 2009

RIP Tom Wilkes, Album Designer

Tom Wilkes, an art director, photographer and designer whose posters for the Monterey Pop Festival and album covers for the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Joe Cocker, George Harrison and others helped illustrate the age of rock ’n’ roll, died on June 28 in Pioneertown, Calif., in the high desert east of Los Angeles. He was 69. The cause was a heart attack, said his daughter, Katherine Wilkes Fotch. Mr. Wilkes suffered from primary lateral sclerosis, a progressive neuromuscular disease.


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