on 25-09-2019 10:10
Might be of interest to some of our members........
BBC Radio 2 will celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album with RADIO 2 BEATLES, a four-day pop-up DAB radio station.
Further reading........ https://www.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/latestnews/2019/bbc-radio-2-beatles
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25-09-2019 10:29 - edited 25-09-2019 10:31
Thanks so much for that @MI5
That`s me entertained for four days
and will have something to post on the What are doing this weekend? thread
50 years? Do I feel old? Nooooooo - The Beatles` music is and always will be timeless.
25-09-2019 10:39 - edited 25-09-2019 10:41
I am just watching This Morning.
One of the presenters rolled out a rubber zebra crossing outside the ITV studios in London....and a number of kids were dressed up and dancing to a Beatles track. When it finished the 'zebra crossing' was rolled up and off they went. Brilliant.
Apparently the album Abbey Road will be re-released on Friday...
on 25-09-2019 10:48
What we should also have is a re-screening of the film accompanying the whole album which was shown on BBCTV on the release date of the original Abbey Road album.
I well remember watching it. It featured photo montages, videos of members of the band, of all the songs and an amazing specially produced cartoon for Maxwell`s Silver Hammer [ and is referred to in Mark Lewisohn`s iconic reference work on the Beatles recordings].
The BBC Abbey Road album film has never been shown since.
Come on Beeb, get your finger out and sort it - pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease.
on 25-09-2019 11:19
I think we need to keep a close eye on BBC 4, as that's the channel usually showing concerts and music.
As it was the opening sequence on ITV's This Morning, I can't see the BBC missing a chance of showing it.
I know they are doing the 4 days on Radio 2 but think there is a lot more they can do....
on 25-09-2019 12:03
Brilliant, I will be tuning in for this on Radio 2 I missed This Morning so a bit sick about that!
on 25-09-2019 12:23
I missed ITV This Morning - would love to see the zebra crossing scene...
Further to my post about the Abbey Road album film, the only part which is available to view, and was made as a promo for the Beatles` single, is Something.
on 25-09-2019 12:32
That's one I've seen may many times but no less enjoyable seeing it again so cheers for that @Mi-Amigo although it is quite a poignant video too. It's one that makes us think about our own mortality.
on 25-09-2019 12:55
A bit of detective work and I have found a bit more information on the Abbey Road film.
A post on youtube reproduces comment from Rowan Myers for BBC Line-up in 1969 along with repro of graphics used for Maxwell`s Silver Hammer.
Youtube also has a very very brief part [4 secs] of film for Come Together:
The BBC, allegedly, claim the original Late Night Line Up Abbey Road film no longer exists.