A trick up your sleeve: pictures of album art locations

The Guardian asked readers for photos of places made famous by album and single covers. From New York to Norwich here’s a selection of the locations behind your favourite music

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After the Goldrush – Neil Young “This is the spot in Greenwich Village that Neil Young was pictured walking through for the cover of After the Goldrush. I waited for half an hour for someone vaguely Young-like to walk past, and added the same solarised effect as the cover” Photograph: simonveaney/GuardianWitness
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After the Goldrush – Neil Young Photograph: Joel Bernstein/Reprise Records
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Sentimental Journey – Ringo Starr “The Empress Pub in The Dingle, Liverpool is the location for the album cover shoot for Ringo’s Sentimental Journey album. On the cover Ringo can be seen in the doorway of the pub which is located near Ringo’s place of birth and where the drummer grew to be a Beatle. The superimposed figures in the windows of the pub are Starr’s relatives” Photograph: Ian MacLatchy/GuardianWitness
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Sentimental Journey – Ringo Starr Photograph: Richard Polak/Apple Records/EMI
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The Clash – The Clash “A tribute to the band’s first album cover, taken near their Rehearsals Rehearsals studio in Camden. A cold day in November, hence the coats and scarves” Photograph: guardianUser4072220/GuardianWitness
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The Clash – The Clash Photograph: Kate Simon/Columbia Records
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Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin “Took this on my last trip to NYC after realising it was just a few blocks from my hotel [96-98 St Mark’s Place]. The building was featured on the cover of Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti, but I love it as it was the location used for my favourite Stones video, Waiting For a Friend” Photograph: Zoe Smith/GuardianWitness
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Physical Graffiti – Led Zeppelin Photograph: Peter Corriston/Swan Song Records

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