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  • It does look slightly different now

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    But obviously not a train station
  • "No, you're way way off"
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    we went a few years back....our tour guide said soemtimes the Abbey Road folks will let you inside the building, but the day we went they wouldn't even let anyone inside the gates. Drat. so above is my picture and then a picture from back in the day, more or less same view.

    and then us doing The Walk but we couldn't scrounge up a 4th. my wife and i, some other dude on the tour.


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    this nondescript, seemingly "huh?" picture is outside of the train station where A Hard Day's Night was filmed. Savvy Beatles fans may recognize it as the street where the Beatles are pursued by fans (as if running towards me) and George eats shiat right about by the black streetpole (obviously, not scripted).
  • I love how people used to steal the street sign. Some even tried to pry the letters out of the stone.
  • let it go, people. they just weren't that good.
  • KrispyKritter: let it go, people. they just weren't that good.


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    Sneakernets: I love how people used to steal the street sign. Some even tried to pry the letters out of the stone.



    as it was when i was there....

    if im right on my Beatlesology, "the" Abbey Road sign was at the other end of the street and was later removed entirely by the city since it kept getting stolen. This one is just maybe, as i recall, 40-50 yards away by the roundabout but is not the Abbey Road sign.
  • KrispyKritter: let it go, people. they just weren't that good.


    Not that good?

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  • Just make a left on Penny Lane. Duh.
  • If I ever become a famous rockstar I will do a bit down on "Peachtree in Atlanta"

    That oughta give them about 25 or 30 options.
  • 11 roads with the same name? Atlanta scoffs at London.
  • Mad Mark: KrispyKritter: let it go, people. they just weren't that good.

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    It was already done....

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  • I went with a friend to London. He had no idea what I meant about the album "Abbey Road" or what I meant about taking pictures while crossing the street. But he humored me and we trekked to St. John's Wood and found our way to Abbey Road studio. We took turns taking each other's picture in the zebra crossing (and dodging cars). He still had no idea what we were doing. We lived in different states, but after returning home, he educated himself and thanked me for dragging him through all that. He even sent me a framed picture of myself in the zebra crossing, with a smaller inset of the more famous Abbey Road picture. It was only then that I realized I had unintentionally dressed like George Harrison and I was in his exact spot and position as the album. :oD

    //nearly a csb
  • Devolving_Spud: I went with a friend to London. He had no idea what I meant about the album "Abbey Road" or what I meant about taking pictures while crossing the street. But he humored me and we trekked to St. John's Wood and found our way to Abbey Road studio. We took turns taking each other's picture in the zebra crossing (and dodging cars). He still had no idea what we were doing. We lived in different states, but after returning home, he educated himself and thanked me for dragging him through all that. He even sent me a framed picture of myself in the zebra crossing, with a smaller inset of the more famous Abbey Road picture. It was only then that I realized I had unintentionally dressed like George Harrison and I was in his exact spot and position as the album. :oD

    //nearly a csb


    Jeez, did your friend grow up under a rock? How could he have not heard of Abbey Road? Did he even know who The Beatles are/were? I blame his parents for not educating him.
  • I went to Abbey Road Studios in 2001. To me it was like Mecca. So many great albums were recorded there, not just the Beatles stuff, but Pink Floyd, Radiohead, etc. I really wanted to take a peak in the famous number two studio. I was very excited and just walking up the stairs and touching the door (knowing most of my favorite musicians touched the same door handle)

    I found my way inside and saw the receptionist...

    Me: Hi! Can I get into number 2 please?
    Receptionist: Do you have an appointment?
    Me: No.
    Receptionist: No appointment? I can't let you in.
    Me: Please? It's an historical place, number two, I just want to peak inside.
    Receptionist: Do you know how many times I hear that a day?
    Me: Uhm, probably a million.
    Receptionist: Yes a million.
    Me: I guess that if I asked one more time, to make it a million and one, that you would let me in?
    Receptionist: Not going to happen, please, I'm very busy. You're going to have to leave now.
    Me: Ok, thanks for your time.
    Receptionist: Well thanks for stopping by.

    Well, at least I made my way to the lobby...close as I'll ever get. Still, it was great being inside that building.
  • There's Always A Bloody Ghost: Devolving_Spud: I went with a friend to London. He had no idea what I meant about the album "Abbey Road" or what I meant about taking pictures while crossing the street. But he humored me and we trekked to St. John's Wood and found our way to Abbey Road studio. We took turns taking each other's picture in the zebra crossing (and dodging cars). He still had no idea what we were doing. We lived in different states, but after returning home, he educated himself and thanked me for dragging him through all that. He even sent me a framed picture of myself in the zebra crossing, with a smaller inset of the more famous Abbey Road picture. It was only then that I realized I had unintentionally dressed like George Harrison and I was in his exact spot and position as the album. :oD

    //nearly a csb

    Jeez, did your friend grow up under a rock? How could he have not heard of Abbey Road? Did he even know who The Beatles are/were? I blame his parents for not educating him.


    Worse than a rock: bible thumping baptist upbringing.
  • KingKauff: 11 roads with the same name? Atlanta scoffs at London.


    71 streets named Peachtree. That's mayhem
  • Hasn't the crosswalk been moved since 1969?
  • Well, a mistake like that is easily understandable...

    Even worse, he said, are the hapless tourists who arrive at Liverpool Street Station in central London and believe they, in fact, are in Liverpool, the Beatles' hometown.

    but that is just Palin-level retardation.

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  • Just my luck when I was there it was under construction. I got yelled at when I approached the studio to ask if there were any tours. Plus the girl I was with was being really impatient and rude about the crosswalk pic I was trying to get. It sucked.
  • Mikeyworld: Mad Mark: KrispyKritter: let it go, people. they just weren't that good.

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    It was already done....

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    Thanks. I'm a little slow. :)
  • I went to the wrong one. It looked wrong. I never bothered to doublecheck. Any Londonites here can say if the real one is near Primrose Hill? I was just walking around.
  • Dear Jerk: I went to the wrong one. It looked wrong. I never bothered to doublecheck. Any Londonites here can say if the real one is near Primrose Hill? I was just walking around.


    It's just down the road from the St. John's Wood Tube station. Head out of the station down Grove End Road, past the synagogue, until you come to a T intersection - that's Abbey Road in front of you, and the crossing and the recording studio will be just off to the right.

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