It Was 50 Years Ago Today, The Beatles Shot Their Final Album Cover

John, Paul, George and Ringo took their iconic walk across Abbey Road on August 8th, 1969

“And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make.” – from one of the very last songs The Beatles ever recorded together as a group, and from one of the very last tracks on one of the group’s finest albums, Abbey Road 

A Brief One from Doug Draper

Posted August 8th, 2019 on Niagara At Large

If you are a frequent follower of Niagara At Large, you know already that it is hard for me to ignore a milestone moment in the history of one of the world’s greatest pop music groups.

So let’s all ‘come together’ and remember the very last photo shoot The Beatles did for an album cover before the group dissolved the following year.

There would be one more album released in the spring of 1970 – an album called ‘Let It Be’ and recorded during an earlier, tortured session for the band members – but ‘Abbey Road’, released in September of 1969 was their last set of studio recordings together and arguably one of their very best.

The iconic album cover was recorded on a road crossing outside the Abbey Road Studio where The Beatles, going back to 1962, did almost all of their recording on August 8th, 2019.

That road crossing has been a must-visit place for Beatles fans visiting London, England ever since.

To watch some of the 50th anniversary celebration on Abbey Road this August 8th, 2019, click on the screen below –

 By the way, the Abbey Road sessions were particularly fruitful for George Harrison who, for the first time, had a song from those session, ‘Something’, appear on a Beatles single where it went right up into the Top Ten. Another Harrison song from the sessions, ‘Here Comes The Sung’, was immediately embrace as an all-time favourite from the group.

From the pens of Lennon and McCartney, there was ‘Come Together’, ‘Because’, ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’ and ‘She Came In Through The Bathroom Window’ (another big cover hit for Joe Cocker), and the riches go on.

Call me an old fossil for saying this, and some will, but how many albums this great are coming out these days?

 The creative vibes that were around for a decade or two during that period, along with the amazing library of great albums that poured forth, has never been matched.

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2 responses to “It Was 50 Years Ago Today, The Beatles Shot Their Final Album Cover

  1. Couldn’t agree more.


  2. Pat Winstanley

    Thank you for all of your posts. You may be interested in a Woodstock weekend at the Hot Docs theatre in Toronto next weekend. Friday, Saturday, Sunday. The original movie, Alice’s Restaurant, Last Waltz, a movie about David Crosby, Jimi Hendrix and others I don’t recall at the moment. Package price or individual. I went a couple of weeks ago for the first movie of the package, the PBS movie on Woodstock that was on TV the other day. Amazing. As one music fan to another I had to let you know.
    Thanks again for the local commentary.


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