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The Beatles' album, Abbey Road   Arts and Entertainment

Started 20-Jan by Eliot (Elohimil); 328 views.
Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

20-Jan

Abbey Road

The Beatles' album, Abbey Road, features the Beatles walking across a zebra crossing on Abbey Road.


Jurassic56 26 Mar 2016
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W731_i16qJQ


Abbey Road is a thoroughfare in the borough of Camden and the City of Westminster in London, running roughly Northwest to Southeast through St. John's Wood, near Lord's Cricket Ground. It is part of the B507 road.

This road is best known for the Abbey Road Studios and the 1969 album, Abbey Road, by The Beatles.

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Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

20-Jan

Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey

Ever wondered about the origins of Poets' Corner in Westminster Abbey, where over 100 poets and writers are buried or commemorated? It all began in 1400 when Geoffrey Chaucer, the author of 'The Canterbury Tales' was buried there but not because he was a poet ... find out more in this short video.

Westminster Abbey 26 Apr 2017
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xj8NpGKG9jU

One of the best-known parts of Westminster Abbey, Poets' Corner can be found in the South Transept. It was not originally designated as the burial place of writers, playwrights and poets; the first poet to be buried here, Geoffrey Chaucer, was laid to rest in Westminster Abbey because he had been Clerk of Works to the palace of Westminster, not because he had written the Canterbury Tales.

Over 150 years later, during the flowering of English literature in the sixteenth century, a more magnificent tomb was erected to Chaucer by Nicholas Brigham and in 1599 Edmund Spenser was laid to rest nearby. These two tombs began a tradition which developed over succeeding centuries.

Burial or commemoration in the Abbey did not always occur at or soon after the time of death. Lord Byron, for example, whose lifestyle caused a scandal although his poetry was much admired, died in 1824 but was finally given a memorial only in 1969. Even Shakespeare, buried at Stratford-upon-Avon in 1616, had to wait until 1740 before a monument, designed by William Kent, appeared in Poets' Corner.

Other poets and writers, well known in their day, have now vanished into obscurity, with only their monuments to show that they were once famous. Conversely, many whose writings are still appreciated today have never been memorialised in Poets' Corner, although the reason may not always be clear.

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TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

20-Jan

Abbey Road is a thoroughfare in the borough of Camden and the City of Westminster in London

Been there done this!!

TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

20-Jan

It's an image that, for half a century, has been frozen in rock ’n’ roll amber – one of history’s most famous album covers.

The photo for The Beatles’ final album in 1969 bestowed instant immortality on a quiet London street called Abbey Road. It turned a simple zebra crossing into a shrine for Fab Four fans from all over the world.

ABBEY ROAD AUDIO INTERVIEW
https://soundcloud.com/user-310679086/abbey-road-50-years

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Tittah

From: Tittah

21-Jan

Is Paul McCartney barefoot in the pictures shot?

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Lana (Redneckbab1)

From: Lana (Redneckbab1)

21-Jan

Is Paul McCartney barefoot in the pictures shot?

THAT'S RIGHT, barefoot like a duck!  relaxed

my guess is that it has something to do with a protest!

Tittah

From: Tittah

23-Jan

laughing

I'm not sure, but you're on to something!

Eliot (Elohimil)

From: Eliot (Elohimil)

26-Jan

Great Audio recording of Abbey Road...

- thanks! thumbsup

GonghisKhan

From: GonghisKhan

29-Jan

Abbey Road...

Delightful songs and delightful times!

TAB00GA

From: TAB00GA

2-Feb

You're welcome .... 

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