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The Beatles Butcher Cover t-shirt - the rarest vintage t-shirt for sale!

On June 20th 1966, The Beatles released the album with their most controversial cover of all time, the Butcher Cover of the Album "Yesterday and Today".  This cover, part of a photo shoot by Photographer Robert Whitaker titled A Somnambulant Adventure sought to take the Beatles out of their usual photo shoots, and to get a bit experimental.  This was never intended to be the album cover, but in early 1966 the Fab 4, particular John and Paul, decided to submit it as the album cover for their upcoming US album release titled "Yesterday and Today" 

The Beatles fought very hard for the cover, convincing the President of Capital Records Alan W Livingston that they had to have the Butcher Cover, and would not allow another image.  They stated that this was their protest against the Vietnam War, and refused to budge despite their management and record label's concerns.  

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T-SHIRT TUESDAY - Get the Knack

After more than 20 years, I still have the Reality Bites soundtrack in rotation - the album that catapulted the Knack's '79 Billboard Hot 100 number 1 hit "My Sharona" back into the pop charts. Let's just say I've done my share of dancing in convenience stores over the years, à la Winona and Janeane, to the catchy song.
But, until today, my appreciation for the Knack ended there. I'm ashamed to say that I pretty much considered them one-hit wonders. So, inspired by this new arrival (a deadstock the Knack t-shirt from 1979!!!), I'm delving into the band's debut album Get the Knack today and it's pretty darn great! 

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