Yesterday and Today

The Beatles (artist)
Robert Whitaker (photographer)

Hollywood: Capitol Records, 1966. Vintage undistributed promotional poster for the notorious "butcher cover" of the Beatles’ 1966 album "Yesterday and Today." The photograph was quickly withdrawn by Capitol Records after public outrage, to be replaced by the "steamer trunk" photograph.

The poster has been bootlegged numerous times: vintage copies have the word “Incredible” printed in bright red across the top, and the Capitol logo at the bottom in jet black (as opposed to dark brown). Many of the known bootlegs have a small bluish blemish, with a light dot at the center, to the right of the word “Yesterday” on the album cover.

18 x 22 inches. Easily Near Fine, never distributed, unfolded and rolled as issued.

[Book #156800]