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Hey You Old People ľ That Iconic Beatles Crossing Will Be An Icon Foreverů
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Posted on 12/22/2010 2:15:11 PM PST by sussex

Rest easy all you old folk – one of the great icons of your youth is now saved for eternity or the last trump (whichever comes first)….the hallowed black and white tarmac on Abbey Road, London NW8, which graced the cover of the Beatles 1969 “Abbey Road” album, is safe.

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TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: beatles; london
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1 posted on 12/22/2010 2:15:16 PM PST by sussex
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To: sussex

One of the most famous photos in all music history!

2 posted on 12/22/2010 2:18:37 PM PST by softwarecreator (You say you want a revolution, well, you know ... we'd all love to see the plan.)
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To: sussex

As an old person all I have to say is WFC.


3 posted on 12/22/2010 2:19:45 PM PST by HerrBlucher (Defund, repeal, investigate, impeach, convict, jail, celebrate.)
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To: sussex

Who cares about those freaks whose peace and love made us a sheep among wolves and their Marxist brain damaged disciples are now teaching our kids in College and for a large part form the Democrat party orchestrating the ruination of this country.


4 posted on 12/22/2010 2:21:59 PM PST by Cheetahcat ( November 4 2008 ,A date which will live in Infamy.)
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To: HerrBlucher

As a young guy I concour!


5 posted on 12/22/2010 2:22:21 PM PST by enraged
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as another old person...FTB....


6 posted on 12/22/2010 2:22:54 PM PST by razbinn (I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America,and to the republic for which it ...)
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To: sussex

7 posted on 12/22/2010 2:23:29 PM PST by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: sussex

Hallowed?


8 posted on 12/22/2010 2:24:59 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: sussex

This is not the popular critical (smirk) opinion, but The Fab Four were best in their Beatlemania Days.

Give me the innocence of the early 60’s over the emerging “progressive”, worldly cynicism that came later.


9 posted on 12/22/2010 2:27:11 PM PST by EyeGuy (RaceMarxist Obama: The Politics of Vengeance)
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To: sussex; a fool in paradise; JoeProBono

That’s my VW, by the way, but you don’t have to believe it, I don’t care.


10 posted on 12/22/2010 2:29:00 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Cheetahcat

Amen to that.


11 posted on 12/22/2010 2:30:14 PM PST by Christian Engineer Mass (Leftys who zone in on Palin miss the point. America's not about single figures. That's for NK/Cuba.)
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To: sussex

12 posted on 12/22/2010 2:31:10 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sussex

13 posted on 12/22/2010 2:33:14 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: HerrBlucher

Ditto from this old person. I couldn’t care less.


14 posted on 12/22/2010 2:34:03 PM PST by calex59
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To: EyeGuy

I, too, love their Beatlemania period - being a teeny-bopper at the time. Oddly enough, their later work bugged me because it was so nostalgic of Liverpool and the Goons. I had and still have no idea what they were singing about in those songs!

That being said, I knew this thread would bring out the Beatle haters. Yeah, right, that Communist Ringo, lol!


15 posted on 12/22/2010 2:34:17 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: sussex
Vacation Gal approves.


16 posted on 12/22/2010 2:35:04 PM PST by matt1234 (0bama's bunker phase: Nov. 2010 - Jan. 2013)
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To: sussex

My wife is only a few years younger than I am (mid 30s), and she didn’t know who George Harrison was. This group may not have the staying power the boomers think.


17 posted on 12/22/2010 2:35:17 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Revolting cat!

Revolting! Can you tell me about this pix? I love it! I’d use it as a Christmas card if I could find it.


18 posted on 12/22/2010 2:36:27 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: sussex

19 posted on 12/22/2010 2:37:48 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sussex; Revolting cat!; JoeProBono; Slings and Arrows; 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; ├čudda├čudd; ...

I Am The Sandal Man

20 posted on 12/22/2010 2:38:25 PM PST by a fool in paradise (The biggest waste of brainpower is to want to change something that's not changeable. -Albert Brooks)
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To: sussex
Beetle fans (with a caretaker) on Abbey Road


21 posted on 12/22/2010 2:40:11 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sussex

One of the reasons we hear about The Beatles so much is that their story is incredible. If you know their story just compare it to any other rock band, no competition.


22 posted on 12/22/2010 2:41:36 PM PST by toddausauras
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To: Dr. Sivana

Shh, don’t spoil their nostalgia! ;)


23 posted on 12/22/2010 2:41:51 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: Dr. Sivana

I don’t know about that. This morning I was listening to this guy on WABC radio called Crummy or something (I’d call him Crappy) and he was actually making fun of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” rendition. There will always be people who don’t understand the past; but there will always be keepers of the flame who will never let the greats of yesteryear die.

While your wife may not know the name of George Harrison I’m sure she’s heard of the Beatles, right?!


24 posted on 12/22/2010 2:41:57 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: sussex

25 posted on 12/22/2010 2:46:23 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: HerrBlucher
As an old person all I have to say is WFC.

Ditto.

26 posted on 12/22/2010 2:47:22 PM PST by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: miss marmelstein

Find it there:

http://www.bohemia-galleries.com/Art/Chris%20Parsons/AbbyRoad.jpg


27 posted on 12/22/2010 2:48:05 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: sussex
Not too many people know it, but on the original negative the boys were walking from right to left, and later the LP cover designers decided to reverse them using photoshop.


28 posted on 12/22/2010 2:52:52 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: miss marmelstein
While your wife may not know the name of George Harrison I’m sure she’s heard of the Beatles, right?!

Yes, the same way I've heard of Stephen Foster. A mark of an era, maybe a couple of noted tunes, but nothing more.
29 posted on 12/22/2010 2:53:37 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: a fool in paradise
Sorry, here's a better copy.


30 posted on 12/22/2010 2:55:24 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!
"later the LP cover designers decided to reverse them using photoshop."

I'm pretty sure Photoshop didn't come out until the very early 90's...

31 posted on 12/22/2010 2:55:26 PM PST by Flag_This (Real presidents don't bow.)
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To: Revolting cat!

You are joking, right?


32 posted on 12/22/2010 2:55:28 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Revolting cat!

http://www.beatlesbible.com/1969/08/08/the-abbey-road-cover-photography-session/


33 posted on 12/22/2010 2:56:58 PM PST by LifePath
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To: Dr. Sivana

Sorry, kiddo, but Stephen Foster was one of America’s greatest composers. Just had the pleasure of seeing a play in which “Hard Times” was sung. Reduced me and the audience to tears. A genuis who died in total poverty but obviously not forgotten by 21st Century audiences.


34 posted on 12/22/2010 2:59:47 PM PST by miss marmelstein
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To: sussex
Abby Rhodes


35 posted on 12/22/2010 3:00:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Revolting cat!; a fool in paradise


36 posted on 12/22/2010 3:01:48 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: miss marmelstein
That being said, I knew this thread would bring out the Beatle haters.

I don't hate the Beatles as a group, during their time they were great.

What ticks me off tho is the accolades that have been thrown on the individual artists John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr after the Beatles. Individually they were hacks with nothing noteworthy being produced by themselves but because they were "Beatles", they were still idolized......

I equate the "after Beatles" to Elton John after his break up with his major song writer Bernie Taupin...........The only thing Elton and the Beatle remnants have is their "oldies"........

I excuse Paul McCartney because he has maintained his own song writing and production career with new stuff that has been pretty good.

37 posted on 12/22/2010 3:09:44 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (There's only one cure for Obamarrhea......)
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To: JoeProBono

38 posted on 12/22/2010 3:11:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: softwarecreator
One of the most famous photos in all music history!

Music history? How about this photo?


39 posted on 12/22/2010 3:17:58 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

My 24 yr. old son just bought the newly released complete collection of all Beatles CD’s. He then downloaded every song into his laptop.


40 posted on 12/22/2010 3:21:55 PM PST by FrdmLvr (Death to tyrants)
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To: Revolting cat!


41 posted on 12/22/2010 3:22:45 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Visualize)
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To: HerrBlucher

Ya know we “Gave Peace a Chance” under Jimmy Carter. We all know how that worked out.

I’m all for peace; when the rest of the world is ready for it also.

Till then, my baby-boomer brothers and sisters, here’s a newsflash: burning incense and chanting OM ain’t gonna do the job. A big stick has proven results.


42 posted on 12/22/2010 3:23:24 PM PST by GunsAndBibles (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: Hot Tabasco

<< What ticks me off tho is the accolades that have been thrown on the individual artists John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr after the Beatles. Individually they were hacks with nothing noteworthy being produced by themselves but because they were “Beatles”, they were still idolized......>>

With all due respect, I couldn’t disagree with you more.

With NO due respect, “HACKS?” Are you joking?

The Lennon-McCartney song writing team was at the least, one of the most prolific, and at the most, the absolute best of its era. In fact, the best of a LOT of eras. I just read recently (and I wish I could find the article) that said that people in age groups 10-20, 20-30, 30-40, up to 70-80, that their number one choice for music bands is , yes, The Beatles. Not THAT many people can be fooled by “hacks.”

I am a musician. I play piano. I have been in a few rock bands in my time. To say that George Harrison wasn’t a great guitarist, or that Paul McCartney wasn’t a great bass player, or that John Lennon wasn’t a TRUE legend of rock and roll, (perhaps ranking with Elvis as the TWO of those legends), or that The Beatles weren’t GREAT, frankly, I think is foolish.

Were they hippie assholes? Sure. I’m sure all of them are/were liberals. (I think Paul is already dead in the head but he’s too stupid to lay down in a coffin.) But, to use their asinine and idiotic political persuasion to disparage their talents and skills as musicians and as icons is, again, foolish.

And again, with all due respect.


43 posted on 12/22/2010 3:24:32 PM PST by ObamaMustGo2012 (Obama Must Go In 2012)
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To: sussex

Hey you are talking about baby boomers. We never get older we just get better.


44 posted on 12/22/2010 3:24:32 PM PST by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: miss marmelstein
Sorry, kiddo, but Stephen Foster was one of America’s greatest composers. Just had the pleasure of seeing a play in which “Hard Times” was sung. Reduced me and the audience to tears. A genuis who died in total poverty but obviously not forgotten by 21st Century audiences.

I was not trying to speak ill of Stephen Foster. I agree that he was one of the greatest composers. But he is largely forgotten. A performance of Stephen Foster music probably would not fill up Madison Square Garden, nor would a new recording done by talented performers sell exceptionally well. Most people MIGHT know Camptown Races and Old Folks at Home. Far fewer would have a whole lot to say about Stephen Foster the man. The fact that the Beatles still sell quite well 45 years later is just as much a tribute to the people for whom they were a cultural or nostalgic touchstone as anything. While there are certainly young people who are big Beatle fans, it resembles a half life, and will fade with each generation. More staying power than Rudy Vallee, on par (at most) with Stephen Foster and Scott Joplin, but less than Beethoven and Mozart.

And I don't dislike most of their music. It was mostly tightly done pop ditties well marketed at the right time. And there is nothing wrong with that.
45 posted on 12/22/2010 3:33:16 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: miss marmelstein
I don’t know about that. This morning I was listening to this guy on WABC radio called Crummy or something (I’d call him Crappy) and he was actually making fun of Bing Crosby’s “White Christmas” rendition.

And I am confident that Bing Crosby's White Christmas will still be played decades from now, long after John Lennon's "Happy Christmas/War Is Over" featuring the Plastic Ono Band is long forgotten. That song, of course, is as much a tribute to Crosby's power as a song stylist as it is to the song itself. Irving Berlin wrote a genuine standard, and Crosby gave the defining performance of it.
46 posted on 12/22/2010 3:41:53 PM PST by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: Revolting cat!

Where did you find that photo? Is it on the back of the album? I like the one of the older gal helping them get situated before they cross the street. I imagine there were many takes.


47 posted on 12/22/2010 3:43:48 PM PST by 21twelve ( You can go from boom to bust, from dreams to a bowl of dust ... another lost generation.)
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To: Flag_This

But Paul still has the cigarette in his hand. How come they don’t show the version where it is airbrushed out?


48 posted on 12/22/2010 3:45:34 PM PST by boop ("Let's just say they'll be satisfied with LESS"... Ming the Merciless)
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To: miss marmelstein

“There will always be people who don’t understand the past; but there will always be keepers of the flame who will never let the greats of yesteryear die.”

Yeah, greats like Chuck Berry, Bobby Vinton, Elvis Presley, Buddy Holly, Doris Day, etc.

I’m here laughing my ass off. Boomers are *expecting* that people respect their music?

Hah!

The Beatles are great, but the didn’t *invent* anything. It was already there when they got there, and it carried on just fine after they left.


49 posted on 12/22/2010 4:07:39 PM PST by BenKenobi (Rush speaks! I hear, I obey)
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To: HerrBlucher
As an old person all I have to say is WFC.

Yeah the Beetles always sucked compared to the Stones. They were a chick group. Good riddance, while we still have 69 year old Mick Jagger strutting and leaping about on the stage

50 posted on 12/22/2010 4:13:51 PM PST by dennisw (- - - -He who does not economize will have to agonize - - - - - Confucius)
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