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Inside the making of The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Part 1

It is one of the most iconic images in The Beatles’ entire catalog, and one of the last that we would ever see of them as a group.

Four Beatles in a row, crossing the black-and-white zebra crossing on Abbey Road, one be-denimed and so serious-looking, one barefoot and smoking; one simply looking to keep up with his friends and the fourth in white, hands in pocket and his face swathed in hair.

Inside the making of The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Part 2

Despite such promising beginnings, the sessions were not carefree, at least this early in.

Engineer Phil McDonald informed Lewisohn, “You didn’t want to get involved, but people would be walking out, banging instruments down, not turning up on time and keeping the others waiting three or four hours, then blaming each other for not having rehearsed, or not having played their bit right.”