Variations on a Theme: Las Vegas sign

In the last installment of Variation on a Theme, we looked at album covers that feature dice as a main element. This time, we’ll discuss covers that use another item associated with gambling — the iconic Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas sign.

Did you know that the this famous landmark is not copyrighted? That is why it is used on so many tourist items for sale in Las Vegas. The manufacturers do not have to pay royalties.

Because of the lack of a copyright, surprising the sign doesn’t appear on more album covers. I was only able to find four examples.

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The next two examples are not included in the AlbumArtExchange gallery. The first is by Merengue star Elvis Crespo who was recently accused of doing something nasty on a flight to Miami. The second is a digital compilation album called Simply Rat Pack.

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