Jackie Gleason hired surrealist artist Salvadore Dali to do the cover of his 5th album “Lonesome Echo” in 1955.
“In 1955, comedian and bandleader Jackie Gleason asked Dali to design the cover art for his fifth LP, Lonesome Echo. Dali included this description on the cover: “The first effect is that of anguish, of space, and of solitude. Secondly, the fragility of the wings of a butterfly, projecting long shadows of late afternoon, reverberates in the landscape like an echo. The feminine element, distant and isolated, forms a perfect triangle with the musical instrument and its other echo, the shell.”