A famous nude image of John Lennon and Yoko Ono that adorned their album cover is to be made into an advert for vodka. The photograph, from the couple's album, Unfinished No 1: Two Virgins, has been bought by Swedish vodka firm Absolut to be used in an American advertising campaign. The picture is the rear cover of the album and shows a naked John and Yoko from behind, with the space in between them altered to represent the shape of an Absolut bottle. It is the first time a Beatles picture has been used to promote alcohol. However, George Harrison is the only member of the band not to have appeared in adverts of any kind. The agency said it had used the back cover of the album in the interest of good taste, because the other side featured full-frontal nudity.
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Unfinished Music No. It was the result of an all-night session of musical experimentation with Yoko in John's home studio at Kenwood , while his wife, Cynthia Lennon , was on holiday in Greece. In an attempt to avoid controversy, the LP record was sold in a brown paper bag, and distributed by Track and Tetragrammaton in the United Kingdom and the United States respectively. The album was followed six months later by Unfinished Music No. John Lennon met Yoko Ono in November  at the Indica Gallery in London after he received an invitation from its owner, John Dunbar ,   to preview an exhibition by an obscure Japanese artist.
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By yr updated over 3 years ago. The intended artwork for the UK version of the album did not arrive in time to press the album, so a cover of naked women lounging in front of a black background was issued in its place. The front cover displayed Lennon and Ono frontally nude, while the rear cover featured them from behind.
It is also the seventh and final studio album released by Lennon during his lifetime. The album was initially poorly received. Following the birth of his son Sean in , Lennon had put his career on hold to help raise him. In the middle of , Lennon made a sailing trip through treacherous waters from Newport, Rhode Island , to Bermuda. During the journey, his yacht encountered a prolonged severe storm, and most of the crew succumbed to profound fatigue and seasickness.