Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Remembering Abbey Road

To people of a certain age, the Beatles' 1969 album "Abbey Road" meant a lot of things, from such great songs as "Come Together" and "Here Comes the Sun" to the infamous "Paul is dead" clues.

Abbey Road is an actual road in London, where (logically) Abbey Road Studios was located. The Beatles recorded most of their records in Studio 2 of Abbey Road Studios. In 2006, Paul McCartney recorded a show for PBS called "Chaos and Creations at Abbey Road," in Studio 2. Using instruments from the period, he played the very first recorded Beatles song, and traveled through his songwriting career with hits like "Blackbird" and a variation on "Eleanor Rigby." (Plus a quick riff on "Strawberry Fields" on the Mellotron.)

YouTube has the rest of the hour-long special in seven parts. If you're a Beatles/McCartney fan, you'll enjoy spending time watching one of the greatest songwritiers of our time create an intimate experience onstage. Check out all seven parts of "Chaos and Creations at Abbey Road" on YouTube.

Here's part #5:

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