Today in Music History
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.
Folklorama kickoff concert is tonight at The Forks.