Why? (Look at the cover)
Not only did they drop his name, but they erased him from the painting on the cover and moved George into his place.
At least they were subversive enough to leave Paul's cigarette (perhaps a subtle comment on Clement Hurd's participation in the Joseph Stalin Smoking Cessation Program?)
Flux News. I report. You decide.
(Sorry, I just had to come to Ringo's defense.)