It went straight in at no.1 on the UK album charts – and it’s broken a record in the process.
Abbey Road spent a total of 17 weeks at the top of the UK charts after its release in September 1969 and by reaching the no.1 position once again after 49 years and 252 days, it’s been officially recognised by the Guinness World Records for the longest time for an album to return to the top spot in the UK.
On hearing the news, Paul McCartney tweeted: “It’s hard to believe that Abbey Road still holds up after all these years. But then again, it’s a bloody cool album.”
Meanwhile, it’s been reported that long-lost Beatles footage has been discovered in a bread bin during the clearance of a house in Wales.
Far Out magazine report that the first film, valued at £10,000, shows McCartney, John Lennon, George Harrison and Ringo Starr singing There’s No Business Like Show Business, while further footage shows Lennon talking about the band’s friendship with Maharishi Mahesh Yogi from 1967.
Additional footage also shows Lennon playing an acoustic guitar, performing an alternative version of God, which went on to appear on his 1970 album John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band.
It’s not the first time rare memorabilia has been found in a bread bin. In 2018, a 1963 recording of I Never Dreamed featuring David Bowie and his band The Konrads was discovered stashed away.
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- The Beatles - Tijuana Sound - German - vinyl LP - £10.00, $12.50, €11.20 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2020 16:55)on June 5, 2020 at 8:05 pm
LENNON & McCARTNEY Tijuana Sound (1969 German 12-track stereo LP, featuring 'music made famous by the Beatles excitingly recreated to the Sound Of Brass' by The Torero Band. The front laminated flipback sleeve is Dutch manufactured and the vinylpressed in Germany. The sleeve shows minimal wear and the vinyl looks barely played MFP5015)
- The Beatles - Beatles For Sale - 1st - VG - '-3N' Matrix - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $156.25, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2020 15:30)on June 5, 2020 at 8:05 pm
THE BEATLES Beatles For Sale (Rare 1964 UK first press 14-track mono LP with -3N matrices to show this is a true first batch pressing, with 'Parlophone Co' perimeter label text & 'Sold in UK' & 'Recording First Published' print, front laminated internal pocket flipback gatefold sleeve with pinched spine, small outline 'mono' on the front & 'Use Emitex' inner. See 'more info' for further details on the condition PMC1240)
- The Beatles - Sgt. Pepper's - 2 Box - All Rights - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.00, €22.40 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2020 14:16)on June 5, 2020 at 8:05 pm
THE BEATLES Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1982 UK issue of the 1967 13-track stereo LP, on the two EMI box logo Parlophone label with 'All Rights' perimeter text, non-barcoded gatefold picture sleeve with intact sheet of colour card cut-outs. The sleeve shows minimal edge wear & the vinyl is Excellent & looks barely played PCS7027)
- The Beatles - The Beatles [White Album] - 2nd - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £75.00, $93.75, €84.00 (New Item) (arrived 05-Jun-2020 11:38)on June 5, 2020 at 8:05 pm
THE BEATLES The Beatles [White Album] (1970/71 UK issue of the 1968 30-track stereo double LP without 'Sold In The UK', housed in a fully laminated embossed & individually numbered gatefold picture sleeve with four 10" x 8" portrait prints & fold-out artwork/ lyric poster. The sleeve [VG+] displays some mild age wear & faint edge scuffing with a few light marks to the laminate & the vinyl grades VG+/EX- with great playback & some mild paper hairlines not upsetting play PCS7067-8)
- The Beatles - Past Masters - Volumes One & Two - VG+ - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $62.50, €56.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jun-2020 14:04)on June 5, 2020 at 8:05 pm
THE BEATLES Past Masters - Volumes One & Two (1988 UK 33-track double vinyl LP, compiling all the non-LP Beatle tunes, gatefold title sleeve. The sleeve shows a small patch of gloss loss due to a sticker being removed, and while the vinyl does have one hairline mark on side two of disc two, after a clean and play test it does not jump and generates a light click in between the two tracks. Overall, this is a superb play copy of a now hard to find compilation BPM1)