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Subject: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 12:59 am

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/abbey_road.jpg

The iconic photo of the Beatles on the crossing outside Abbey Road Studios was taken 40 years ago, scores of Beatles fans visit every day to recreate the famous pose.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/2476425325_4790d23307_m.jpg

August 8th 1969 was spent....

"11.35am. Appointment with photographer Iain MacMillan at EMI Studios, for the photographic session for the `Abbey Road' cover. After this, Paul chooses out of the 6 pictures taken the best one for the LP. Before the recording session, Paul takes John home, at  Cavendish Avenue, George and Mal go to the London Zoo at Regent's Park, and Ringo goes shopping.  -- Studio 2. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: `Ending' (working title of `The End') (overdub onto take 7); `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto unnumbered Trident master). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.  Studio 3. 5.30-9.45pm. Recording: `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26).  Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording synthesizer for `I Want You (She's So Heavy)'. "


Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Frank on 08/08/09 at 1:10 am


http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/abbey_road.jpg

The iconic photo of the Beatles on the crossing outside Abbey Road Studios was taken 40 years ago, scores of Beatles fans visit every day to recreate the famous pose.

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/2476425325_4790d23307_m.jpg

August 8th 1969 was spent....

"11.35am. Appointment with photographer Iain MacMillan at EMI Studios, for the photographic session for the `Abbey Road' cover. After this, Paul chooses out of the 6 pictures taken the best one for the LP. Before the recording session, Paul takes John home, at  Cavendish Avenue, George and Mal go to the London Zoo at Regent's Park, and Ringo goes shopping.  -- Studio 2. 2.30-9.00pm. Recording: `Ending' (working title of `The End') (overdub onto take 7); `I Want You' (later known as `I Want You (She's So Heavy)') (overdub onto unnumbered Trident master). Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Geoff Emerick/Phil McDonald; 2nd Engineer: John Kurlander.  Studio 3. 5.30-9.45pm. Recording: `Oh! Darling' (overdub onto take 26).  Producer: George Martin; Engineer: Tony Clark; 2nd Engineer: Alan Parsons. Recording synthesizer for `I Want You (She's So Heavy)'. "



Thanks for sharing.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 1:12 am

I am half in half mind to go or not.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: mooster on 08/08/09 at 4:51 am

WOW ! Look at everyone !!! ^  :o 8) 8)

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 4:54 am

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/40yearson.jpg

The place to be today.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 4:54 am


http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/40yearson.jpg

The place to be today.
There must be live report on tv later.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Howard on 08/08/09 at 5:38 am

Was there traffic that day when they walked across that street?

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 6:04 am


There must be live report on tv later.
I have not seen one yet!

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 6:05 am


Was there traffic that day when they walked across that street?
Back in 1969 there was less traffic on the road.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 6:06 am

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/At1135.jpg

Snapped at 11:35am.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 6:08 am

At this precise moment the Abbey Road Webcam has gone down!

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 6:18 am

http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/Delayedbus.jpg

That bus is not getting far?

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Howard on 08/08/09 at 6:40 am


http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/At1135.jpg

Snapped at 11:35am.


wow,crowded today.  :o

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 6:42 am

Still nothing on the tv.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 6:46 am

Regulations for drivers approaching a zebra crossing:


look out for pedestrians waiting to cross and be ready to slow down or stop to let them cross
you MUST give way when a pedestrian has moved onto a crossing
allow more time for stopping on wet or icy roads
do not wave or use your horn to invite pedestrians across; this could be dangerous if another vehicle is approaching
be aware of pedestrians approaching from the side of the crossing




Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Paul on 08/08/09 at 7:53 am


http://i293.photobucket.com/albums/mm66/Phil_O-Sopher/Delayedbus.jpg

That bus is not getting far?


Ah! The 139...mainstay of the Waterloo terminus!

It doesn't get far there either!  :P

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Paul on 08/08/09 at 8:03 am


Was there traffic that day when they walked across that street?


There was, but the photographer had to have a word with a nearby obliging policeman, who stopped the traffic for about 10 minutes while the shots were taken uninterrupted...

I'm sure I posted this a long time ago, but here's that photoshoot in full...

#5 was the (wisely) chosen photo...

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: anabel on 08/08/09 at 8:35 am


There was, but the photographer had to have a word with a nearby obliging policeman, who stopped the traffic for about 10 minutes while the shots were taken uninterrupted...

I'm sure I posted this a long time ago, but here's that photoshoot in full...

#5 was the (wisely) chosen photo...




How cool is that?  Love all those photos!!  Thanks for sharing them.  Philip, you should go!! I'd go there today if I could!!

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 9:16 am


There was, but the photographer had to have a word with a nearby obliging policeman, who stopped the traffic for about 10 minutes while the shots were taken uninterrupted...

I'm sure I posted this a long time ago, but here's that photoshoot in full...

#5 was the (wisely) chosen photo...
Thanks for the full photoshoot.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 9:17 am




How cool is that?  Love all those photos!!  Thanks for sharing them.  Philip, you should go!! I'd go there today if I could!!
I as I thought, it was to crowded there today, and I avoid crowds.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Frank on 08/08/09 at 12:25 pm


wow,crowded today.  :o

Oh my, so many. D

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 12:26 pm


Oh my, so many. D
Looks like there are still many hangers on.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Frank on 08/08/09 at 12:36 pm


Looks like there are still many hangers on.

Did any Beatle show up?

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 12:37 pm


Did any Beatle show up?
I have not seen any reports yet.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/08/09 at 5:01 pm

From BBC News Online

Hundreds of Beatles fans have gathered to mark the 40th anniversary of when the zebra crossing shot from the band's Abbey Road album cover was taken.

People crowded around the crossing and celebrated by singing Beatles songs, causing traffic chaos in the process.

Four Beatles lookalikes then strolled across the road for the picture reconstruction.

The event was organised by Richard Porter, a Beatles tour guide and owner of the nearby Beatles café.

"The picture is just so easy to copy - well normally it is easy to copy. It is simple and it's like a shrine to the Beatles," said Mr Porter.

Tony Bramwell, the band's former road manager, was present on the day the shot was taken.

"Other than Paul and Ringo, I'm the only person alive who was here on that day," he said.

"It's great to see that the whole thing carries on. Through the musical genres and revolutions of the last 40 years the Beatles are still number one."

The Beatles recorded much of their work at the Abbey Road studio in north London.

The photographer who took the famous original cover shot was the late Iain Macmillan.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Frank on 08/08/09 at 5:21 pm


From BBC News Online

Hundreds of Beatles fans have gathered to mark the 40th anniversary of when the zebra crossing shot from the band's Abbey Road album cover was taken.

People crowded around the crossing and celebrated by singing Beatles songs, causing traffic chaos in the process.

Four Beatles lookalikes then strolled across the road for the picture reconstruction.

The event was organised by Richard Porter, a Beatles tour guide and owner of the nearby Beatles café.

"The picture is just so easy to copy - well normally it is easy to copy. It is simple and it's like a shrine to the Beatles," said Mr Porter.

Tony Bramwell, the band's former road manager, was present on the day the shot was taken.

"Other than Paul and Ringo, I'm the only person alive who was here on that day," he said.

"It's great to see that the whole thing carries on. Through the musical genres and revolutions of the last 40 years the Beatles are still number one."

The Beatles recorded much of their work at the Abbey Road studio in north London.

The photographer who took the famous original cover shot was the late Iain Macmillan.


Sound like fun. Wish I was there.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: coqueta83 on 08/08/09 at 7:02 pm

Thanks for all the photos and info, Philip!  Wish I could be there, too!  :)

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Philip Eno on 08/09/09 at 2:05 am


Sound like fun. Wish I was there.

Thanks for all the photos and info, Philip!  Wish I could be there, too!  :)
There is footage of the events today on the BBC News WEbsite, but I do not know if it can be viewed outside of the UK.

Subject: Re: Abbey Road: It Was 40 Years Ago Today

Written By: Howard on 08/09/09 at 6:44 am

I wish John was able to see the 40 Anniversary,he'd be proud.  :)

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