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Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« on: August 03, 2009, 05:58:43 AM »

On Saturday 8th August it will be 40 years since The Beatles took their famous walk into history. I wonder if there will be any commemoration events at Abbey Road? Maybe Macca will be there to sign albums! I wish!!!
In 1997 I was at the 40th anniversary of Paul's first meeting with John's Quarrymen at the Woolton fete. Also for nostalgia I was at the Jacaranda 40 years to the day they left for Hamburg, but no one else was!
How time flies!  ::)
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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 06:03:03 PM »

i think i'm going to find a zebra crossing near where i live and walk across it bearfoot, haha! ;D
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2009, 12:31:07 PM »

i think i'm going to find a zebra crossing near where i live and walk across it bearfoot, haha! ;D


Bearfoot?  ;)

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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2009, 04:08:12 PM »

I think The British Beatles Fan Club will get folk to cross it at 11.42am the exact time The Beatles got their photo snapped
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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #4 on: August 04, 2009, 07:16:15 PM »



"Hey Paul, take off your shoes and socks for this photograph, why don'tcha?"





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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2009, 09:58:31 AM »



"Hey Paul, take off your shoes and socks for this photograph, why don'tcha?"


I believe the "official" story is that he wore slippers (and no socks) and got rid of them because they were uncomfortable.
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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2009, 02:34:31 PM »

I believe the "official" story is that he wore slippers (and no socks) and got rid of them because they were uncomfortable.

Sandals, wasn't it? And his feet got too hot, so he took them off or something. =]

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« Reply #7 on: August 05, 2009, 04:17:41 PM »

I believe the "official" story is that he wore slippers (and no socks) and got rid of them because they were uncomfortable.

I was just being cute here, Joost.  As though the whole "Paul is dead" thing was originated by John on the steps of the studio.
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A day in the life of Abbey Road
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2009, 08:47:34 AM »

A great video from the BBC website.
A day in the life of Abbey Road

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Re: A day in the life of Abbey Road
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2009, 04:51:31 PM »

8th Aug is 40th Anniversary of the shooting day of Abbey Road cover photograph. =]
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Re: A day in the life of Abbey Road
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2009, 10:21:18 PM »

The BBC are obviously big on Abbey Road this week .....

Revisiting Abbey Road 40 years on
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Re: A day in the life of Abbey Road
« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2009, 12:13:20 AM »

Yes, Happy Birthday to the Abbey Road cover today, it seems more famous than the album itself!
i mean, how many bands come up with album covers like that now??
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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #13 on: August 08, 2009, 10:08:29 AM »

Oh, I'm really happy today! ^_^ It's a nice cover. A really nice cover.

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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #14 on: August 08, 2009, 10:14:21 AM »

I played the album yesterday and in 20 mins 11.35am The Beatles crossed Abbey Road for the famous crossing
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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #15 on: August 08, 2009, 10:17:01 AM »

Sky News are running a feature on the iconic album cover this morning  8)
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« Reply #16 on: August 08, 2009, 01:38:06 PM »

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE COVER OF ABBEY ROAD!!!!!!!!!  :D :D

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« Reply #17 on: August 08, 2009, 11:11:42 PM »

Right.  Forty years ago today at 11:35 AM, photographer Iain MacMillan, standing on a stepladder, took these six pictures of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road:















(Courtesy Norwegian Wood   http://www.norwegianwood.org/beatles/english/index.html)
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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #18 on: August 09, 2009, 03:19:47 PM »

Look via the webcam on the Abbey Road crossing. It's pretty busy.

http://www.abbeyroad.com/visit/
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Re: Abbey Road 40th anniversary
« Reply #19 on: August 09, 2009, 04:32:35 PM »

40 years! I've been a Beatle fan my whole life and I still can't comprehend how long The Beatles have been around, and how long they have remained at the top of popularity musically.

Anyways... HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY ABBEY ROAD!
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