John Lennon might have thought that the cover was as "relevant as the Vietnam War" and Paul McCartney described it as "our comment on the War," but there was one Beatle who did not advocate for the album cover - George Harrison. The Quiet Beatle said that the whole idea "was gross, and stupid." Harrison claimed, "Sometimes we all did stupid things thinking it was cool and hip when it was naïve and dumb; and that was one of them."
Capitol Records apologized for Robert Whitaker's crude photograph of the Fab Four, but not until 750,000 copies had been printed in the United States, it had been used as promotional advertisement for "Paperback Writer" and decorated the cover of Disc, a British magazine.
In April 2006, a sealed copy of Yesterday and Today fetched $39,000 at an auction in Dallas.