Abbey Road: Then and Now

This was too good to pass up. This week’s cel­e­bra­tion of John Lennon’s life unearthed a price­less pic­ture of The Bea­t­les prepar­ing to take their icon­ic walk across Abbey Road. One detail worth point­ing out: Sir Paul has yet to kick off his shoes.

Although tak­en back in 1969, tourists still flock to the same cross­walk today, hop­ing to snap a quick imi­ta­tive pho­to before a car races by. You can watch the some­times hair-rais­ing action on this great live web­cam pro­vid­ed by Abbey Road Stu­dios. There’s obvi­ous­ly more to see dur­ing day­light hours in the UK. Thanks to Kot­tke for flag­ging this…

Bea­t­les Box Sale: Just a heads up. We noticed that has deeply dis­count­ed the remas­tered Bea­t­les Box Sets. The Stereo Box Set now goes for $126.32 for 14 discs, and the Mono Box Set runs $129.99 for 12 discs. Respec­tive­ly, that’s 51% and 57% off list price, and it’s right in time for the hol­i­day sea­son…

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  • mb says:

    Who is the woman in the pho­to?

  • Norman says:

    I bet the lady is Sir Paul’s mum, mak­ing sure he has clean under­wear, and is not going to go traips­ing bare­foot across…but turned her head at the wrong moment.

  • Shelley says:

    As a writer, what I most val­ue about John Lennon when he’s inter­viewed is that this is clear­ly a man who is not an aca­d­e­m­ic intel­lec­tu­al but who respects thought and respects his own mind. It’s worth see­ing the Dick Cavett inter­views or read­ing the ones in book form.

  • Hugh Manbeing says:

    Sir Paul my arse, let’s keep his head small and call him plain old Paul, eh?

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