IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- THURSDAY JANUARY 2, 1969-NEWARK, NEW JERSEY POLICE CONFISCATE SHIPMENT OF JOHN AND YOKO’S ‘TWO VIRGINS ‘ ALBUM AS PORNOGRAPHIC

 

It was fifty years ago today- Thursday January 2, 1969 the police in Newark, New Jersey confiscated a shipment of the John Lennon/ Yoko Ono album “Two Virgins’ because they considered the album cover to be pornographic. In all 30,000 albums were confiscated. The album itself was universally panned by those who actually listened to it. Not John’s brightest idea. He would later comment that the photograph in question was a picture of ‘two slightly overweight ex- junkies.” I will spare you all the actual photograph.

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7 responses to “IT WAS FIFTY YEARS AGO TODAY- THURSDAY JANUARY 2, 1969-NEWARK, NEW JERSEY POLICE CONFISCATE SHIPMENT OF JOHN AND YOKO’S ‘TWO VIRGINS ‘ ALBUM AS PORNOGRAPHIC

    • At that point in time I think John was a little out of his mind in love with Yoko. You are probably right- but maybe it was her idea? It wasn’t one of his best moments.

  1. Ha. Good old high and mighty Newark, home of the Mob, getting all snooty about John and Yoko in their birthday suits. Not defending John and Yoko. Just saying, hypocrite much, Newark?

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