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This is crazy, what a great pic! Somewhere, there’s a mountain of Abbey Road-Era Fabs pics out there….
I always wished someone snapped a pic of Paul, John, & George recording there guitar tradeoffs on The End.
Great shot! Never seen this one! I like how he still has the pick guard on in ’69.
One of the cool things about his first solo lp, “McCartney” is that you can hear the same guitar tone as on Abbey Road. Must have been this guitar.
Gorgeous picture! I like Abbey Road era Paul.
Well, if you’ve gotta go…
DO IT LIKE THEY DID.
Abbey Road is an overfowing cup.
Oddly, this record sounds tighter than tight.
Production values were higher than ever.
The material was fresh in direction…
and the chemistry was never more balanced than here.
So the question remains: Did they really know this was The End?
Only that songtitle makes me believe it.
Break up when you’re at your hottest.
I’m still not convinced because, based on the individual solo stuff for 69-70 the group follow-up to A.R. might easily have been their best record.
Anyway, I really wish we had more session photos from this album. But, perhaps they felt photographers were distractionary in general and thus, passed over this time.
Great picture, too!
Wow!, an excellent shot! Thanks so much
Oh, My! Another winner!! Thank you!
Kwai…I have often asked myself the same question as you about recording ‘Abbey Road’, “Did they really know this was the end?”
I still have a tendency to think that they thought there was another album to be made. Their individual growth & creativity was expanding constantly and as you said so well, their initial solo work was incredible and could have easily been recorded by the band.
I wonder if there are other ‘Abbey Road’ photo gems out there to be found & admired.
This shot of Paul is a treasure.
ringo & george have said they both were under NO understanding that it was the last album while it was recorded.
and based on their meeting at apple after abbey road was finished (where paul tried to sell john on more band activities), i tend to think none of them really felt that it was 100% over.
just my 2 cents.
in his book, geoff emerick had some candid comments about the sound on abbey road. i have to agree with him. alot of the album does have a very mellow, or organic, sound to it.
That’s a really great picture! Thank you for sharing All of the Abbey Road pictures that I’ve ever seen are great in my opinion!
Let’s not forget John tried to get the Beatles to do “Cold Turkey” right after Abbey Road was finished. They declined.
2/7/1969, EMI Studio Two, recording session for “Golden Slumbers”/”Carry That Weight”, photograph by Linda Eastman. Hammond RT-3 organ and its Leslie 122 cabinet in the background.
Such a wonderful photo!
well said, dave o.
one more bit on that topic: in her book, patti boyd claimed that george got upset with john when he came over to his house to tell him he was leaving the band.
…one more note on Cold Turkey, the other Beatles declined…except for Ringo, so there’s two Beatles on it.
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