Controversial Album Covers

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The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Electric Ladyland 

This is one of the few cases in which the label went for controversy over the artist's wishes. For the U.K. release of this 1968 double album, Jimi's label, Reprise, replaced the original image, of Jimi and the band surrounded by children, with a photo of 19 nude women posing against a black backdrop. Jimi disavowed the cover, which caused a major stir in Britain.

(Photo: David Montgomery/Getty Images)

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