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Abbey Road cover!
20 August 2014
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meanmistermustard said
Will leave this here as its not news and cant think where else to put it. Wogblog has got a few pics of Abbey Road , two a month after the photos were taken (one of the street, one of the EMI studios) and one supposedly from the morning that the cover pics were taken.

  

 

The angle/perspective of the first picture in the Wogblog link

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is the one @Joe saw as he was coming into view in his birthday video. I recognize that curving, grassy area.

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@Ahhh Girl Yeah, if you walk from the St John's Wood underground station you turn that corner just before arriving at the zebra crossing. Streetview link.

Hopefully this pic will put to bed the rumours that the crossing was moved sometime after the Abbey Road photo was taken.

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Nice streetview angle.

For my previous European excursions, I "walked" many of the routes I wanted to take via Google's streetview. That way, when we were actually there, I had clues of what to look for so I could keep us on the right track. @Joe, you've gotten me excited about taking a a virtual walk from the St John's Wood tube station to the zebra crossing to prepare for the real thing. Thank you.

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@Ahhh Girl I think it's one walk you won't have trouble with. Just follow the steady trickle of tourists down Grove End Road from the Tube (underground) station. Don't forget to swing by Cavendish Avenue after you've written your name on the studio wall!

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I saw a Google Earth photograph at the peak of rush hour traffic where the crossing is blocked off by gates. Is this true?

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TAKIN' IT TO THE STREETS: ALBUM COVERS PLACED IN GOOGLE MAPS
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The Abbey Road album cover placed into Google streetview. This is an interesting angle.

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a-hard-days-night-ringo-8A cool idea to superimpose on to your own street, road or lane.

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Wogblog article questioning whether the mystery man on the Abbey Road cover was indeed Paul Cole as he himself claimed.

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meanmistermustard said
Wogblog article questioning whether the mystery man on the Abbey Road cover was indeed Paul Cole as he himself claimed.

That reminds me (albeit a far more benign mystery) of the "Umbrella Man" who was on the "grassy knoll" in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas, the (sunny) day on which President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963.

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/P.....brella-Man
 

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meanmistermustard said

Wogblog article questioning whether the mystery man on the Abbey Road cover was indeed Paul Cole as he himself claimed.

Their argument makes perfect sense. I wonder if the mystery man is still alive, or if he even knew he was on the cover. Or doesn't/didn't come out as he doesn't/didn't want recognition.

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It's amazing that Iain Macmillan got such a perfect shot on only a few takes. Wonderful job Iain, hats off.

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I didn't know until I read Kevin Harrington's book that he did a trial run a couple of days before using stand-ins instead of the Beatles.

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Joe said
I didn't know until I read Kevin Harrington's book that he did a trial run a couple of days before using stand-ins instead of the Beatles.

I didn't know until now! Thanks Joe! 

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On this day August 8th, 1969 the famous Abbey Road pics were taken by Ian MacMillan apple01

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Apparently, MacMillan took many pics of the Beatles crossing (like any photo shoot, especially of celebs).  In at least one that never made the cover, Paul is wearing shoes:

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Macmillan took six shots. The one you have used is shot two, @Pineapple Records. Paul kicked his sandals off after this shot. Two with sandals, four without, the shot used was the fifth.

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I wish I had used that in Beatles Jeopardy 

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Ron Nasty said
Macmillan took six shots. The one you have used is shot two, @Pineapple Records. Paul kicked his sandals off after this shot. Two with sandals, four without, the shot used was the fifth.  

Yep. Here is more...

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On @Joe's page about the cover photography session (Hey, Joe, maybe you can link your blog post to this thread), he mentions that Macmillan used a Hasselblad camera. Here's a page that goes through the history of Hasselblad cameras. http://www.kenrockwell.com/tec.....tm#history

I wonder if he had the 1959 ~ 1969: Super Wide C camera.

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My Abbey Road poster came yesterday, and its great to see the cover in more detail, but unfortunately I ripped it on the right as i was getting it out the packaging, so there is a tear through John's torso paul-mccartney

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