Archive for ‘Abbey Road’

March 6, 2012

Golden Slumbers

“Golden Slumbers” was written by Paul McCartney and released on The Beatles’ final recorded album Abbey Road. The track appears as part of the side 2 medley and was recorded together with “Carry That Weight.” Paul based the lyrics on a traditional lullaby for which he saw the sheet music on his father’s piano, and added his own tune.

January 6, 2012

Abbey Road on Vinyl

The Beatles classic 1969 album Abbey Road was the top-selling vinyl album for a third consecutive year. Over 43 years since its release, the record sold 41,000 copies in 2011, up from 35,000 in 2010 and 34,800 in 2009.

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September 27, 2011

Abbey Road

The Beatles released their final recorded album Abbey Road on this date (September 26th) in 1969. The famous cover photo of the band walking across the zebra crossing was taken right outside the studio of the same name. Photographer Iain Macmillan was only given 10 minutes to take the photo while standing on a stepladder as police held up traffic. The cover is the only one in the Beatles’ history not to feature the name of the band nor the album title. The album cover has since become one of the most recognizable in music history.

February 21, 2011

Octopus’s Garden

“Octopus’s Garden” appears on The Beatles’ last recorded studio album Abbey Road. It is only the second song released by the band that was written solely by Ringo Starr. The drummer got the idea for the song when traveling on a boat in Sardinia, after the captain told him the story of how octopuses travel along the sea bed picking up stones and shiny objects with which to build gardens.

December 3, 2010

Shoot Me

In The Beatles’ song “Come Together,” John Lennon is actually singing ‘shoot me’ in the bridges. The word ‘me’ is partially buried behind Paul McCartney’s bass riff.

November 19, 2010

Here Comes The Sun

George Harrison wrote “Here Comes the Sun” in 1969. The song was released on The Beatles’ final recorded album Abbey Road. Harrison wrote the song while relaxing in Eric Clapton’s garden, escaping from the pressures of Apple and the tension going on within the band.