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    Frank Zappa 200 Motels Album Artwork With Ringo Starr On Cover (1971). Extremely Rare. Known as the only one of these in existence, this was the original, laminated artwork for the Frank Zappa soundtrack with Ringo Starr featured. Due to an issue with Apple Records, Starr's image (which was on the LP cover twice) was removed from one place and altered in the other.

    For comparison's sake, our consigner has included a regular, released copy of the 200 Motels album. The original Starr image appearances were both under the "L" in "Motels" (switched to a white happy face for release), and at the jacket cover's bottom center, with Ringo in a purple turtleneck and unrealistically long hair. This latter image, aided by our own red arrow drawn on there, was simply expurgated altogether from the released version.

    Measures 12.2" x 12.5" and remains in Near Mint condition. COA from Heritage Auctions.


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    Auction Dates
    November, 2019
    16th-17th Saturday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 2
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