49 years ago today
49 years ago today The Beatles walked across legendary Abbey Road to create one of the most visually and sonically known pieces of rock and roll history and perhaps the greatest piece from their entire catalog.
According to Wikipedia, in the scene, the group walk across the street in single file from left to right, with Lennon leading, followed by Starr, McCartney, and Harrison. McCartney is barefoot. With the exception of Harrison, the group are wearing suits designed by Tommy Nutter. To the left of the picture, parked next to the zebra crossing, is a white Volkswagen Beetle motor-car which belonged to one of the people living in the block of flats across from the recording studio. After the album was released, the number plate (LMW 281F) was stolen repeatedly from the car. In 1986, the car was sold at auction for £2,530 and in 2001 was on display in a museum in Germany. The man standing on the pavement to the right of the picture is Paul Cole (c. 1911 – 13 February 2008), an American tourist unaware he had been photographed until he saw the album cover months later.
Peep some lesser known photos from the legendary “walk” below.
Just recently Sir Paul was spotted walking across the same road, causing a huge spectacle to fans onsite waiting to witness history. The clip is quite funny, actually. Take a look below.
It’s also really interesting and cool to note that there is a live cam on Abbey Road 24/7 that is streaming online. You can view it at anytime by clicking here.
How awesome! I wonder if it is ever without Beatle fanatics.