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The Story Of The Infamous Beatles Butcher Cover

Posted by James Duncan on

The Beatles Yesterday and Today album's original Butcher cover is one of the most infamous album covers in the history of rock music. Released in 1966, the album initially featured a cover photograph that depicted the Fab Four dressed in butcher smocks, covered in pieces of raw meat and dismembered baby dolls. This shocking and controversial cover art was quickly withdrawn by the record label, Capitol Records, and replaced with a more conventional cover, making the original "Butcher cover" a rare and highly sought-after collector's item. The story of the Butcher cover begins with The Beatles' rapid rise to fame and success....

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