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On this day in 1966, The Beatles posed at a photo shoot for the cover of their next American album, 'Yesterday and Today', in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls.

On this day in 1966, The Beatles posed at a photo shoot for the cover of their next American album, ‘Yesterday and Today’, in white coats using sides of meat with mutilated and butchered dolls.

Advance copies were sent to disc jockeys and record reviewers but their negative reaction to the cover photo was so strong Capital recalled 750,000 copies from distributors to have the cover and all the related promotional materials redesigned. At a whopping cost of $250,000, Capitol’s…

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1962 Gibson J-160E acoustic/electric, sunburst finish.

1962 Gibson J-160E acoustic/electric, sunburst finish.” width=”236″ height=”339″ class=”alignnone size-full wp-image-3524″ /> Lennon and Harrison each bought one of these “jumbo” models (price: £161) in Rushworth’s Music House in Liverpool on 10 September 1962 (shown at right with guitar/amp department manager Bob Hobbs). Mersey Beat,…

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