The Beatles’ first visit to America, February 1964.
Paul McCartney, 1968
Concert for Bangladesh, Madison Square Garden. Photographed by Bill Ray. (1971)
That picture is George because Ringo was in the hospital at the time getting his tonsils taken out.
Oh, okay! Thanks anon! I suppose I should study my Beatle bums a little better…
who’s bum is that?
It’s gotten to the point where I know for a fact that that is George’s bum
Help! AU: psychological thriller
The Beatles are pursued by an insane doctor who believes he can extract their talent and distribute it to the public. Ringo Starr is kidnapped and subjected to a series of gruesome experiments. Meanwhile, the police are being frustratingly slow, and offer little help to McCartney, Lennon, and Harrison. The three are forced to hunt for the madman on their own—and hope he doesn’t find them first.
Yellow Submarine, 1968
It was 45 years ago today!
July 17, 1964.
45 years ago today in Beatles history:
↳ All four Beatles gathered at EMI Studios on the morning of Friday 8 August 1969 for one of the most famous photo shoots of their career. Photographer Iain Macmillan took the famous image that adorned their last-recorded album, Abbey Road.
A policeman held up the traffic as Macmillan, from a stepladder positioned in the middle of the road, took six shots as the group walked across the zebra crossing just outside the studio.
The Beatles crossed the road a number of times while Macmillan photographed them. 8 August was a hot day in north London, and for four of the six photographs McCartney walked barefoot; for the other two he wore sandals.
Shortly after the shoot, McCartney studied the transparencies and chose the fifth one for the album cover. It was the only one when all four Beatles were walking in time. It also satisfied The Beatles’ desire for the world to see them walking away from the studios they had spent so much of the last seven years inside.
Macmillan also took a photograph of a nearby tiled street sign for the back cover. The sign has since been replaced, but was situated at the corner of Abbey Road and Alexandra Road. The junction no longer exists; the road was later replaced by the Abbey Road housing estate, between Boundary Road and Belsize Road.
They look like they’re in an action movie or something.
"You came to the wrong Abbey Road…"
25 January 1968