Thursday, August 8, 2013

Abbey Road

The Beatles' Abbey Road photo shoot took place in London 44 years ago today. Photographer Iain Macmillan took the famous photo, which appeared as the cover on the last album they recorded together, but not the last album they released. Abbey Road was released on September 26, 1969. In the United States, Abbey Road spent eleven weeks at #1 and spent a total of 83 weeks on the charts.

Have you heard of the conspiracy that Paul is Dead? The Abbey Road  cover plays in to this conspiracy.  John, George, and Ringo are crossing the street as a funeral procession. John is wearing all white, like a clergyman. Ringo, as the mourner, is in all black. George, in jeans, is the gravedigger. Paul wears no shoes, even though it was very hot that August day in London. He walks out of step with the other three. Read more here.

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