January 24, 1969

January24Today in 1969, New Jersey state prosecutors warned record dealers in the U.S. that they would be charged with distributing pornography if they were caught selling the John Lennon/Yoko Ono album, Two Virgins.

The album cover featured the pair, nude and shot from the front, while the back showed the pair’s nude behinds.

The album still managed to hit No. 124 on the U.S. charts, but didn’t chart at all in the U.K., where only 5,000 copies were pressed.

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