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Readers Poll: The Best Album Covers of All Time

Selection include 'Nevermind,' 'London Calling' and 'Sticky Fingers'

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9. Pink Floyd, 'Wish You Were Here'

Hollywood stuntmen Ronnie Rondell and Danny Rogers worked on nearly 200 movies – including Speed, Titanic, Beverly Hills Cop, Bad Boys and Waterworld. They remain best known for a single photograph taken on the Warner Bros. backlot in 1975. For the cover of Wish You Were Here, Rondell wore a business suit over a flame retardant suit and shook Rogers' hand while his clothing was on fire. To protect his head, Rondell wore a wig over a hood. Despite all the precautions, at one point during the shoot, the wind blew in the wrong direction and briefly spread the flames to Rondell's moustache. The Warner Bros. lot where the photo was taken looks remarkably the same today. 

 

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