Beatles song ‘Hey Jude’ was almost never released because vinyl cover was considered ‘pornographic’

Record distributors thought stores wouldn’t want to stock the single because of the ‘graphic’ label The Beatles song “Hey Jude” was almost never a hit because the apple label on the vinyl was considered “pornographic”. A newly discovered letter reveals that the quartet’s 1968 song, their first release under Apple Records, was almost scrapped because […]