Photographer Robert Whitaker, who is widely known for the controversial "butcher cover" of the Beatles album Yesterday And Tomorrow, has died. He was 71.

As the Times points out about Whitaker, who shot classic rock stars such as Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, and wars from Vietnam to the Middle East, he had a long and varied career. But he is most well known for his work with the Beatles—the "butcher cover" features the Beatles wearing white butchers’ coats, with chunks of raw meat and dismembered dolls hanging on them. The day before the album's official release, Capitol recalled the record because of distributors’ protests that the cover was in bad taste. All the Beatles but Paul McCartney have odd smiles.

The cover for the rerelease was given a new, inoffensive photograph by Whitaker, but around 25,000 may have been sold before then. The album has become a collectible's item, as you can see from eBay. Below, you can hear an alternative version of a classic Beatles song from the album (more famously from Revolver):