Elton John`s album designer wants the original picture back

Updated: May 25, 2011, 08:57 AM IST

London: Artist Ian Beck, who designed the iconic cover for Sir Elton John`s album "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road", has asked the star to return the original picture.

Beck was paid $688 for his artwork which was used on the sleeve of the classic 1973 record "Goodbye Yellow Brick Road".

"I did the cover for Elton`s label Rocket Records. Elton loved it and it was a very successful album. I think Elton kept the cover work. So if you are listening, Elton, I would like the Yellow Brick Road back, please, because I created it," contactmusic.com quoted Beck as saying.

A spokesman for Sir Elton, however, said: "I have no idea whether Elton has it, but presumably if he does, he paid for it so it is his; £430 was a hell of a lot of money back then. A bit weird, isn`t it, to ask for something back 38 years later?"