The Beatles

Started by Ashley, December 15, 2002, 23:21:41 pm

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Slim

I wonder if he'll be cleaning it up and digitally reprocessing it, a bit like he did with the old WW1 footage?

Funny to think that the last year of The Beatles is the mid point between the end of the Great War and the present day. There could have been people my age strolling along Savile Row 50 years ago today who remembered the war quite well, albeit they wouldn't have been old enough to take part in it.

Straight Shooter

"I mean...unbelievable, you're a walking encyclopaedia!" : Rick Wakeman - Planet Rock's 'Tune-Adversity Challenge' 2007.

Slim

That's brilliant - thanks. They are actually using similar restoration techniques then.

You've got to hand it to McCartney and his management - they've really kept interest going in The Beatles with these various projects over the last 20 years or so. The remasters, the 'Love' album, the hi-def films and so on.


Slim

Here's something I didn't know: two weeks after the rooftop gig, Paul had shaved off (most of) his beard.



Slim

And 50 years ago today, this happened:




The crossing will be busy today I'm sure. You can see it live on a webcam here:

https://www.earthcam.com/world/england/london/abbeyroad/?cam=abbeyroad_uk

Thenop

Brilliant photo this.
Arrogance Is Bliss

Slim

I sometimes think about the person who parked the Volkswagen, just behind George.



Supposedly it belonged to someone who lived in the block of flats on the other side. He or she must have parked up 50 years ago, put the handbrake on, probably had no idea there was a Beatles photo shoot happening later in the near future, perhaps later the same day. And it was about to enter posterity for all eternity. It was - quite literally - parked into immortality.

DavidL

Quote from: Slim on August 08, 2019, 18:43:49 pmSupposedly it belonged to someone who lived in the block of flats on the other side. He or she must have parked up 50 years ago, put the handbrake on, probably had no idea there was a Beatles photo shoot happening later in the near future, perhaps later the same day. And it was about to enter posterity for all eternity. It was - quite literally - parked into immortality.
Serendipitous for the owner and subsequent owner, I imagine (wouldn't be allowed now...I guess)

pdw1

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