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 - Let It Be - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $187.50, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2022 16:04)on May 21, 2022 at 3:43 am
THE BEATLES Let It Be (Rare 1970 UK 12-track stereo vinyl LP, fully laminated picture sleeve. This is the first issue with the RED apple on the rear of the sleeve. The sleeve shows a little light ring and shelfwear with a small pin hole close to the top edge, but otherwise remains in wonderful condition. There is an area of sticker residue and a couple of points of paper loss due to sticker removal and the vinyl is Excellent with little sign of play PCS7096)
- The Beatles - Compact Disc E.P. Collection - UK - cd single boxset - £150.00, $187.50, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 16-May-2022 10:37)on May 21, 2022 at 3:43 am
THE BEATLES Compact Disc E.P. Collection (1992 UK limited edition box set containing 64 tracks on 15 CD's, each in its own individual card picture sleeve replicating the original EP artwork. Includes the Magical Mystery Tour double disc [in bothMono & Stereo] with gatefold picture sleeve & booklet while the fifteenth disc is a Bonus EP originally released in 1981 featuring four previously rare true stereo mixes. All discs appear barely played and sit inside their own card wallet picture sleeve and housed a 5" x 5" x 2" gold embossed flip-top textured box! CDBEP14)
- The Beatles - Help - Portugese - vinyl LP - £50.00, $62.50, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 11-May-2022 16:09)on May 21, 2022 at 3:43 am
THE BEATLES Help (1970's Portuguese 14-track stereo LP with black and yellow Parlophone labels, with glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve has some minor dislouration plus a little creasing whilst the vinyl shows minor signs of play, on the whole,and excellent copy)
- The Beatles - Beatles For Sale -Yugoslavian - Yugoslavian - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.25, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2022 12:53)on May 21, 2022 at 3:43 am
THE BEATLES Beatles For Sale (1981 Yugoslavian issue of the 1964 14-track stereo vinyl LP on the two EMI 'boxed' logo label, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with internal pocket. The sleeve displays a little light edgewear and small annotation to top right, aside from a little spindle wear, the vinyl looks barely played PCS3062)
- The Beatles - The Beatles / 1967-1970 - 1st - VG - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £15.00, $18.75, €17.70 (New Item) (arrived 12-May-2022 16:08)on May 21, 2022 at 3:43 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles / 1967-1970 (1973 UK 28-track double LP compilation, housed in the original front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with matching blue lyric inners. The sleeve shows some minor edge wear from storage & although the inners have the odd common split & the vinyl reveals a few faint surface scuffs, this remains a great play copy)