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BBC Radio 2 Beatles’ digital radio pop-up station to celebrate Abbey Road’s 50th Anniversary

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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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50th Anniversary? God I feel old joy

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Thanks so much for that @MI5 

That`s me entertained for four days Bouncy Drum Happy Dance

and will have something to post on the What are doing this weekend? thread Fantastic

 

50 years? Do I feel old? Nooooooo - The Beatles` music is and always will be timeless.

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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. Happy Dance

Apparently the album Abbey Road will be re-released on Friday...

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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.   

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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....

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Brilliant, I will be tuning in for this on Radio 2 I missed This Morning so a bit sick about that!

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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.

enjoy:

 

 

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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.

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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.

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