NEEDHAM, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — A local author has news that should leave Beatles fanatics itching to grab a shovel. It's more than likely that 50,000 copies of a rare Beatles album cover are buried somewhere in Needham, according to Ryan Walsh, a local musician and author who has been researching the album.
He's talking about the Beatle's June 1966 album, "Yesterday and Today," which was originally supposed to come out with an album cover that showed the Beatles holding bloody, decapitated baby dolls and raw meat. The cover was deemed too graphic for the mass market just days before it was set to go out.
"Not what you want to see from the lads from Liverpool," he said.
The record company, Capitol Records, told all of its distributors to destroy the album art. One of those distributors was in Needham, and opted to get rid of the album covers by burying them in a town dump, though the exact location is unknown.
"If one goes for a couple of grand on Ebay, how about a couple of thousand decomposed ones?" Walsh asked.
WBZ's Matt Shearer (@MattWBZ) reports: