Arctic Monkeys' first album star reveals where famous picture was taken and how much he was paid

The man on the cover of the Sheffield superstars’ record breaking debut album took to Twitter to mark 14 years since he posed for the famous shot.

Tuesday, 28th January 2020, 1:14 pm
Updated Thursday, 13th February 2020, 11:18 am

Chris McClure is the smoking man on the front of the fastest-selling debut album of all time.

The success of the Sheffield band’s first album in 2006 made his face as recognisable as any of the members themselves.

Fourteen years later Chris posted the picture accompanied by a self-effacing comment.

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He wrote: “14 years ago today. Irony being I look younger now.”

Fans of the album got in touch to let him know how much they loved the album and his photograph on the front.

And Chris explained that the photo was taken downstairs in a bar in Liverpool called Korova.

He even claimed that he was paid £1 for every album that was sold.

The album artwork for 'Whatever People Say I Am, That's What I'm Not' featuring Chris McClure.

‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’ sold 360,000 copies in its first week.