The Beatles Yesterday and Today
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DescriptionThe Beatles Yesterday and Today First State Stereo "Butcher Cover" Slick (1966). A slick of the Beatles' infamous original "Butcher Cover" for Yesterday and Today. First State. Has the "New Improved Full Dimension Stereo" header on top. And to show its authenticity, the small lettering near the upper right corner ("QU LITHO IN USA T 2553") is intact.
This is the slick only – this lot does not contain an album jacket or vinyl LP. Measures 13" x 13". In Very Good Plus condition with toning on verso and a ½" tear by John Lennon's right forearm.
Comes with notarized LOA from Michael Friedman, who happened to be at the Queens Litho in Long Island where a pile of these slicks were about to be destroyed, per Capitol's cold feet about the original cover. The press operator said it was OK to take a few, and Friedman did.
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