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Beatle's infamous album cover sold for $26K

The Beatles are pictured in the notes for the album 'Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' album. (Photo courtesy of Capitol Records)

February 19, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
The Beatle's most infamous album cover sold for more than $26,000 at an auction.

The album was "Yesterday and Today," but was widely known as the "Butcher Cover."

It showed the Beatles with blood-splattered, chopped-up doll parts. It was recalled almost immediately after its release in 1964.

All copies were supposed to be destroyed. The one that was sold at the auction went for $26,290. It is still factory sealed and in pristine condition.