To­day in Mu­sic His­tory

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - LIFE -

In 1968, Lon­don Records in the U.S. and Decca Records in the U.K. de­layed the re­lease of the Rolling Stones’ Beg­gar’s Ban­quet be­cause of the cover pho­to­graph — of graf­fiti on a bath­room wall. The dis­pute con­tin­ued un­til the band re­lented, and the al­bum was re­leased in De­cem­ber with a white cover done up like an in­vi­ta­tion. That led to ac­cu­sa­tions the Stones had copied the Bea­tles, who had just re­leased a dou­ble al­bum with a white cover, the so-called White Al­bum. Beg­gar’s Ban­quet was re­leased with the graf­fiti art­work in 1984, when it was is­sued on CD. It’s now the stan­dard cover.

RUTH BON­NEVILLE / WIN­NIPEG FREE PRESS FILE S

Folk­lo­rama kick­off con­cert is tonight at The Forks.

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