“Forgotten Hollywood”- A Fresh Coat…

Posted on March 27, 2020 by raideoman1 | No Comments

Manny P. here…

“`The iconic zebra stripe crosswalk outside London’s Abbey Road Studios, which was made famous by The Beatles’ seminal 1969 album Abbey Road, got a much-needed paint job.

“`While the residents in London remain indoors during the coronavirus pandemic, city officials have asked for the zebra stripes to be repainted as the area gets a lot of foot traffic eight days a week. The crosswalk was quietly given a touch-up on March 24th, a day after Prime Minister Boris Johnson ordered a nationwide shutdown.

THE BEATLES / ABBEY ROAD (social distance re-imagined)

“`The Beatles made Abbey Road Studios their place of business between 1963 and 1969, recording all of their albums, from Please Please Me to Let It Be. The Fab Four even gave their farewell concert on the venue’s roof in 1969 before splitting up.

“`The iconic album cover was photographed in August, 1969 after the group had a ten-minute break from recording. Photographer Ian Macmillian only had time to snap six photos. The band opted to use the fourth photo in his series for their album cover, and the rest is history.

“`In 2010, the zebra crossing was given protective status from the government and cannot be altered without official approval.

Until next time>                              “never forget”

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