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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.”

Inside the making of The Beatles’ ‘Abbey Road’ Part 3

Abbey Road, if you care for such minute details, would deliver any number of firsts to The Beatles’ legend.

It was the first British Beatles album to be cut away from EMI, by Malcolm Davies, and the first not to be cut by Harry Moss. It was the first single-disc Beatles album to feature more than the usual dozen or so songs, as the medley was broken up on the track listing into no less than 10 separate numbers, and the first to feature two George Harrison songs.