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 - 1962-1966 [The Red Album] - UK - 2-CD album set - £14.99, $18.74, €16.79 (New Item) (arrived 30-Sep-2020 15:55)on October 1, 2020 at 5:53 am
THE BEATLES 1962-1966 [The Red Album] (1993 UK 26-track double CD album set including the classic hits Love Me Do, Please Please Me, She Loves You, Can't Buy Me Love, Ticket To Ride, Help!, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine and more. The two discs remain in excellent condition housed in the thick-double jewel [with matching red trays] complete with picture / lyric booklet CDPCSP717)
- The Beatles - Magical Mystery Tour - Red Vinyl + Obi - Japanese - vinyl LP - £195.00, $243.75, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Sep-2020 09:01)on October 1, 2020 at 5:53 am
THE BEATLES Magical Mystery Tour (1969 Japanese first Apple issue of the 1967 11-track stereo LP pressed on Wine Red Everclean Vinyl, housed in a deluxe gatefold picture sleeve complete with integral twenty-four-page booklet, tracklist/lyric inserts & obi-strip. Both the sleeve & vinyl are in near mint condition AP-9728)
- The Beatles - The Golden Beatles + 7" - Japanese - vinyl LP - £40.00, $50.00, €44.80 (New Item) (arrived 24-Sep-2020 12:17)on October 1, 2020 at 5:53 am
THE BEATLES The Golden Beatles (1986 Japanese limited edition vinyl LP featuring two interviews with the Beatles, one recorded 18/07/1968 at Abbey Road during the recording of the White Album and one recorded 06/06/1965 in Nassau during the filming of Help! plus also includes two accapella songs 'Cottonfields' & Goodbye Kenny' by John. Also including a bonus promo only 7" that features Beatle Rap by the Quorymen & Oi Gevalt by The Yeadles, in its own picture sleeve. All housed in a great embossed metallic gold textured gatefold picture sleeve individually numbered inside, complete with a Japanese fold-out insert and original picture obi-strip UPS-677-V)
- The Beatles - The British Are Coming - Japanese - vinyl LP - Promo - £45.00, $56.25, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 24-Sep-2020 12:20)on October 1, 2020 at 5:53 am
THE BEATLES The British Are Coming (Rare Japanese limited edition promo sample interview vinyl LP, features interviews from the US and Germany dated between 1964 and 1967, in numbered gatefold picture sleeve with 3-D inner sleeve and 'postcard' and 3-D glasses! plus insert with transcripts of the interview, and red 'The Beatles Super Collector's Series' obi-strip ULS-1920-V)
- The Beatles - A Collection Of Beatles Oldies - Uruguay - vinyl LP - £60.00, $75.00, €67.20 (Back In Stock) (arrived 24-Sep-2020 12:56)on October 1, 2020 at 5:53 am
THE BEATLES A Collection Of Beatles Oldies (1976 Uruguayan 16-track vinyl LP with titles in Spanish text with English translation in brackets, housed in a unique poly lined picture sleeve. The condition is outstanding for records from this region, which usually appear on the market in a poor state SLPE500.610)