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

 
 
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 07:57 pm
@djjd62,
kewlness
djjd62
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 08:02 pm
@panzade,
it's interesting, they have multiple entries for some albums depending on what was on the cover when released, toronto band martha and the muffins have one listing in toronto for their album echo beach, and another in england for the same album because they used a beach there for the uk copy
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 08:06 pm
@djjd62,
let's see if we can add one, shall we?
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superjuly
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 08:13 pm
Hi Msolga!

I tried looking for a different version of the original, but couldn't find anything interesting.

I loved the ones that were put up though. Specially the Simpons' one since I am a big fan and the one where they were all dead-like. hehe funny.

Once I saw in an album of a friend a very personal version, where him and his friends clicked themselves just like in the picture. I though it was clever at the time.

Anyhow, I reeeally just wanted to say hi to you. so, Hi !
panzade
 
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Reply Thu 16 Jul, 2009 10:41 pm
@superjuly,
great to see you again july
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 12:31 am
I remember having been there in 1963 (or 1964) for the first time.
And wondered, when I saw the album cover in 1969 (because I really couldn't imagine that it was THAT place).

I saw some dozen photos recently in a magazine ...

... nothing similar to the actual reality Wink

http://i30.tinypic.com/n65qg9.jpg

http://www.abbeyroad.co.uk/visit/#
msolga
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 01:29 am
@panzade,
Shocked

Now is that nice?



Wink
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 01:32 am
@superjuly,
Surprised

What a surprise! The lady with the lips!!!! (Except you've changed avatars!)

How good to see you again, superjuly! Very Happy

So what are you up to these days? What's new?
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msolga
 
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Reply Fri 17 Jul, 2009 01:35 am
@Walter Hinteler,
No, it doesn't look anything like the same place, Walter! You're right.

A lot more rampant tree growth by 1969 & no yellow Beetle (VW) in sight! Wink
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Ceili
 
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Reply Wed 5 Aug, 2009 04:40 pm
I'd show you the picture of my 18 yr old daughter and her friends but she'd kill me. She was in London two months ago. She and her friends are big Beatles fans. So, of course the sought out Abbey Rd. They took the picture and were almost killed. Apparently it's a really busy road and the locals are bored with all the tourists, use 'em as target practice....
C'est la vie....
msolga
 
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Reply Thu 6 Aug, 2009 12:30 am
@Ceili,
Aw, go on Ceili!

We won't tell her! Wink
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 02:37 am
Beatles fans will cross Abbey Road this morning 40 years to the minute after the band created one of the most iconic album covers of all time.

Report in the Telegraph

Edited: it really was very interesting to watch via the webcam .... so I nearly forgot to take a screenshot Embarrassed

http://i31.tinypic.com/2po13zs.jpg
Brandon9000
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 07:34 am
Snoopy's Beatles:

http://sp1.fotolog.com/photo/49/57/25/brit_spirit/1235618381302_f.jpg
msolga
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 07:39 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Quote:
Beatles fans will cross Abbey Road this morning 40 years to the minute after the band created one of the most iconic album covers of all time.


40 years ago today, Walter! Gosh, time flies! Surprised
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msolga
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 07:40 am
@Brandon9000,
Smile
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Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 03:05 pm

Quote:
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.
BBC report and video




djjd62
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 03:07 pm
@Walter Hinteler,
is this the album that's more commonly referred to as "the beatles crossing the road album" Wink
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sat 8 Aug, 2009 03:09 pm
@djjd62,
Psssscht! Wink
Walter Hinteler
 
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Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2009 02:07 am
@Walter Hinteler,
And today the Telegraph reports that the "Iconic Beatles zebra crossing faces axe".
msolga
 
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Reply Sun 9 Aug, 2009 02:21 am
@Walter Hinteler,
Shocked They wouldn't, would they?:

Quote:
...The crossing, in St John’s Wood, north London, has attracted increasing numbers of sightseers in recent years, and figures obtained from Westminster Council under the Freedom of Information Act reveal a rising number of accidents in the area.

Now, councillors in the ward are calling for changes. They are in discussions with the council’s traffic department over ways to make the crossing and the nearby junction safer.

Among the options is to simply dig up the black and white stripes and flashing yellow beacons and install another crossing further along the road.


http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/5996009/Iconic-Beatles-zebra-crossing-faces-axe.html
 

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