March 02, 2014

8th August 1969: The Beatles Waiting To Cross Abbey Road

From You Tube:
Abbey Road is the 11th studio album released by the English rock band the Beatles. It is their last recorded album, although Let It Be was the last album released before the band's dissolution in 1970. Work on Abbey Road began in April 1969, and the album was released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States.

The album was released amid tensions within the band. Although it was a commercial success, it received mixed reviews from music critics who found its music inauthentic and criticized the production's artificial effects. Since its initial reception, the album has been viewed by many critics as the Beatles' greatest work and is ranked by several publications as one of the greatest albums of all time. Abbey Road remains their best-selling album.

1. 0:00 Come Together
2. 4:18 Something
3. 7:21 Maxwell's Silver Hammer
4. 10:49 Oh! Darling
5. 14:16 Octopus's Garden
6. 17:07 I Want You (She's So Heavy)
7. 24:54 Here Comes The Sun
8. 28:00 Because
9. 30:46 You Never Give Me Your Money
10. 34:49 Sun King
11. 37:16 Mean Mr. Mustard
12. 38:20 Polythene Pam
13. 39:35 She Came In Through the Bathroom Window
14. 41:32 Golden Slumbers
15. 43:05 Carry That Weight
16. 44:42 The End
17. 47:03 Her Majesty


“The front cover design of Abbey Road by the Beatles was taken on 8th August 1969. At around 11:30 that morning, photographer Iain Macmillan was given only ten minutes to take the photo whilst he stood on a step-ladder and a policeman held up the traffic”



With thanks to Retronaut



Pictures above via Twitter.

Lots more here: Norwegian Wood: The Beatles Fanclub of Norway

Many thanks to Tom for sending me this.

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