Cigarettes are removed from album cover
The Beatles’ drummer Ringo Starr has had two fingers chopped off in a move to remove cigarettes from an album cover.
Cigarettes have vanished from the bandmembers’ hands, as well as two of the drummer’s fingers which were holding the offending object.
As reported by The Sun, EMI removed McCartney’s cigarette on the cover of the re-issued US version of ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ in 1984, though it remains to be seen whether the move will affect Arctic Monkeys’ debut LP ‘Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not’.
The artwork for the record shows band friend Chris McClure smoking.