Category: abbey road

The Beatles: George Harrison and Paul McCartney at Abbey Road (perhaps working on “Something”?)

Linda McCartney’s view of the proceedings in front of EMI Studios on…you know it…Abbey Road, August 8, 1969, via cubebreaker

John Lennon outside Abbey Road Studios, London, May 3rd, 1967. Photo by Lizzie Bravo, my edit of original via dailybeatles.

Candid photos like this remind me of trumpeter David Mason’s reaction a couple of months earlier as The Beatles arrived for him to perform his memorable role in “Penny Lane”. He asked John, “So, just come from a film set, have you?”, to which John replied, “No, we dress like this all the time.” More here.

Billboard for Abbey Road on Sunset Blvd, Hollywood, by Robert Landau.

The Beatles with George’s new Moog Synthesizer during the recording of Abbey Road

Lower pic with Mike Vickers, who had previously conducted the orchestra for “All You Need Is Love,” this time, responsible for programming the synthesizer used on four of the album’s tracks: "Maxwell’s Silver Hammer", “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”, “Here Comes The Sun”, and “Because”.

One more from TheBeatles.com: John’s turn to poke at it!

Linda McCartney self portrait, Abbey Road Studios, London 1975

John Lennon, “Paperback Writer” sessions, April 14, 1966.

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The Beatles: George Harrison and Paul McCartney at Abbey Road (perhaps working on “Something”?)

Paul McCartney, 1969. “I think before the Abbey Road sessions it was like we should put down the boxing gloves and try and just get it together and really make a very special album.”