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That photograph of the Beatles crossing Abby Road, on the album cover ....

 
 
msolga
 
Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 12:42 am
... how many times have you seen that very same shot, but with different folk crossing, in different locations? I've lost track.

Care your share your "Abby Road" sightings?

Here's my contribution. Came across this one in my paper today:

http://images.theage.com.au/2009/07/13/630874/Minister%20for%20Defence%20Personnel%20Greg%20Combet-420x0.jpg
Search is on for the perfect digger's mate
Greg Combet and a Packbot
.

http://www.theage.com.au/national/search-is-on-for-the-perfect-diggers-mate-20090713-dit7.html

There must be loads more of them out there!
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 12:55 am
@msolga,
And here's the (permanently imprinted on our brains) original. (As if you needing reminding!):
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41BMQS09H4L._SS500_.jpg
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 12:57 am
So I hoping to send some of you off on a search, to track down the ones that made an impact on you! Smile
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 01:01 am
http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album_The-Beatles-Abbey-Simpsons-Road.jpg
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 01:05 am
@msolga,
I'm also wondering: why this is such an iconic photograph? What is it about this image that has caused the (seemingly) endless repeats? Any theories on that?
panzade
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 01:07 am
@msolga,
dunno...but look at all the parodies
http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/abbey-road-parodies/
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 01:08 am
@panzade,
Yay, panzade! Very Happy
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msolga
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 01:11 am
@panzade,
Nah, I won't sneak a look, panzade. I'll resist the urge. It'd spoil things. I'd prefer that people sought & their own particular favourite "Abby Road" images. And briefly explained the context.
msolga
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 01:20 am
@msolga,
Whoops. I actually meant to say: I'd prefer that people sought out their own particular favourite "Abby Road" images. And briefly explained the context.
farmerman
 
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Reply Tue 14 Jul, 2009 04:53 am
@msolga,
Of course, the one that set everything straight was that Paul was NOT dead, but was very much alive and still recording


     http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/f/f1/Paulmccartneyalbum-paulislive.jpg
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2009 06:23 am
@farmerman,
I haven't seen this one before, farmer. I'm trying to remember how we all got that idea that Paul was dead. Playing some track backwards, or something? Secret messages! Smile
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2009 08:01 am
@msolga,
here's a history of PID
http://oldies.about.com/od/theculture/f/pid.htm

and some notes on FM's post

Quote:
The Paul is Live cover manages also to allude to at least two tidbits of Beatles lore. First, it hearkens back to the resilient rumor, which started in 1966 and was still going strong in some circles as late as 1970, that said that McCartney was dead.

The Abbey Road cover was introduced as evidence for this assertion. (One probably believed by the same folks who think that UFOs are here from other planets, the Cubans or the Mafia killed Kennedy, and Milli Vanilli were talented.)

The four Beatles crossing the street by the EMI studios where they’d recorded from the beginnings of their careers, were said to be forming an Indian funeral procession with Lennon as priest and Starr as undertaker. The bodies of the dead in India, we were told ominously, were always left shoeless in such processions. Note: Paul is barefooted! Harrison, in his jeans, was also said to represent lower-caste mourners for the departed.

No, in fact, Macca was saying in 1993, “Paul is [a]live and performing live.” (As he told Chris Farley in one of those wonderful faux talk shows Farley used to do on Saturday Night Live, “I wasn’t really dead.”)
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2009 08:05 am
The Mothers Of Invention take on The Beatles
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_aKtRrfCXlVg/RvPS7r5HpqI/AAAAAAAAAwk/MEso-C0XeXc/s1600/1967f23z.jpg
msolga
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2009 08:08 am
@panzade,
Whoops, panz ... that link doesn't work
panzade
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2009 08:36 am
@msolga,
darn...it works for me

Quote:
# September 17, 1969: Tim Harper, student at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, pens an article titled "Is Beatle Paul McCartney Dead?" for the Drake Times-Delphic student paper. Harper, who does not believe in the rumor, nevertheless reports the latest West Coast college gossip -- that Paul McCartney has died in a car crash, perhaps as far back as 1966. Six days later, Barb Ulvilden recounts the rumor in Northern Illinois University's Northern Star.

# October 12, 1969: Tom Zarski, a student at Eastern Michigan University, calls WKNR in Detroit, MI, and informs DJ Russ Gibb of the rumor, on-air. Zarski tells Gibb that by playing a section of the band's "Revolution 9" backwards, a clue emerges: the phrase "Turn me on, dead man." Gibb proceeds to do just that. Listeners are stunned.

# October 14, 1969: Fred LaBour, entertainment reviewer for the University of Michigan student newspaper The Michigan Daily, turns his assigned review of the new Beatles album, Abbey Road, into a satirical piece headlined "McCartney Dead; New Evidence Brought to Light." In the article, LaBour repeats the musical "clue" and adds several of his own. He also invents the name "William Campbell" as Paul's "replacement." This finally causes the mainstream press to take note, and when contacted by other media outlets, LaBour furthers what he thinks is a joke by validating every rumor within the rumor.

# October 21, 1969: The London Times publishes its own report on the rumor. The very next day, both The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times cover the story
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msolga
 
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Reply Wed 15 Jul, 2009 08:37 am
http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album-Sesame-Street-Characters-Sesame-Road.jpg

OK, I looked & couldn't find any others ... so here's one from panzade's earlier link. BTW, see that yellow VW? That was my car, quite a few years ago! Cool
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 07:12 pm
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_aKtRrfCXlVg/RvPS7r5HpqI/AAAAAAAAAwk/MEso-C0XeXc/s1600/1967f23z.jpg
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panzade
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 07:24 pm
http://www.amiright.com/album-covers/images/album_Longua-de-Trapo-Vinte-e-Um-Anos-na-Estrada.jpg
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 07:30 pm
Word Magazine's World: Album Covers

Word Magazine's World: Album Covers

Word Magazine readers have been busy building this map showing where iconic album cover photographs were taken. You can zoom in by double-clicking an area of the map or by using the slider on the left hand side. Click on a blue marker to see full details of that album.

pretty cool little diversion, it uses google earth to find iconic album covers from around the world
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 07:35 pm
@djjd62,
and yes abbey road is on there
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