It was the original cover shot for the Beatles album yesterday and today. But radio Dj’s were so offended that capitol recalled the album.
In 1966, photographer Robert Whitaker brought the Beatles into his studio for a conceptual art shoot called “A somnambulant adventure”. The Beatles were dressed in white smocks and covered in pieces of meat and plastic doll parts. The story goes that McCartney pushed the photo to be the cover, saying it was their view on the war. When the original cover was recalled…several printed copies were sent to landfills but there were too many. So, Capitol Records decided to paste a new cover over the old one, a picture of the fab four sitting around an open steamer trunk. Both the original butcher cover as it became known and the pasted on cover became valuable collectors items…now selling for thousands of dollars.
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