A little glimpse into rock history with a letter from Mick Jagger to Andy Warhol concerning the band’s iconic cover art. Via Letters Of Note:
For their ninth studio album, Sticky Fingers, The Rolling Stones asked Andy Warhol to design what would become one of the most popular album covers of all time. The sleeve featured a shot of Joe Dallesandro’s crotch, with workable zip, and for the first time showcased the band’s tongue and lips logo, as designed by John Pasche. Below is a letter from Jagger to Warhol, concerning the work, in which he politely warns the artist of production difficulties associated with complex sleeve designs. Warhol obviously took no notice and produced a cover which caused all manner of problems, most notably scratched copies of the record itself and damage to any albums which were placed on top of Sticky Fingers during distribution.