Ep. 7 - Ernie Cefalu
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Ernie Cefalu is one of the most influential artists in Rock n Roll history. He created the infamous Rolling Stones lips & tongue logo, designed the album covers for "Jesus Christ Superstar", Alice Cooper's "School's Out", and hundreds more. 

In 1972 he opened the legendary “Pacific Eye and Ear”. Over the next 14 years, he created another 183 album covers for rock legends like: The Doors, Aerosmith, The Bee Gees, The Guess Who, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Airplane, Grand Funk Railroad, Iron Butterfly, and Burton Cummings new “Above The Ground” album. 

Ernie has received three Grammy nominations for his work, 10 Music Hall Of Fame awards, 4 awards of excellence from the Los Angeles Art Directors Club, and has been presented with 25 gold albums and a triple platinum album by some of the bands whose album covers he had designed. 

Ernie is also the owner of “The Largest, Privately Owned, Original Album Cover Art Collection In The World” (www.originalalbumcoverart.com) boasting over 350 signed originals and 3,000 photographs. 
He is also retained by three Fortune 50 companies as their in-house creative director, with Cott Beverage (the number one non-name brand beverage company in the World), Avery/Dennison, Southern Wine And Spirits, HSBC Financial (the Worlds third largest lender), Chang Beer (Southeast Asia’s #1 Beer and Mekong Rum).

He is a dynamic speaker that captivates and electrifies audiences as he travels the country. If you ask him to reflect on his illustrious career his response is always the same - "Career? What do you mean, I’m just warming up. Wait 'til you see what’s next!”

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