It was fifty years ago today- November 11, 1968 Beatle John Lennon and Yoko Ono released their new ‘album” Unfinished Music No. 1: Two Virgins upon the world. Curious with The Beatles White Album coming out later in the month that Lennon would release this album I am sure it took away buyers from The White Album. Just kidding. I do not know anyone who ones this. Not one of John’s brightest moments releasing this garbage. This experimental album was made at Lennon’s home studio in Kenworth on May 19, 1968 while his wife Cynthia was on vacation in Greece.
It took John six weeks to convince the other Beatles to approve the release. The most controversial part of the whole project was the cover- John and Yoko standing nude in front of the camera. The album cover provoked outrage among distributors who wrapped it in brown paper. The album actually sold 25,000 copies in the US and made it to #124 on the album chart.