Robert Whitaker

1939 - 2011

Robert Whitaker (13 November 1939 – 20 September 2011) was a celebrated British photographer known for his iconic photographs of The Beatles from 1964 to 1966, including the famous "Butcher Cover" featured on the 1966 US album "Yesterday and Today." He also collaborated with the rock band Cream, contributing photos to the cover of their 1967 LP, "Disraeli Gears."

Born in Britain in 1939, Whitaker considered himself "one part Aussie lad" due to his Australian heritage, with his father and grandfather originating from Australia. Although he primarily pursued his photography career in Britain, Australia played a significant role in his personal and professional life.