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 - Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band + p/s - Italian - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $34.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2021 17:08)on June 22, 2021 at 5:37 am
THE BEATLES Sgt. Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band (1977 Italian wide centred 7" vinyl single, also featuring With A Little Help From My Friends & A Day In The Life, textured picture sleeve. The sleeve displays only light wear but has some minor foxing and age discoloration, whilst the vinyl remains excellent with only light signs of play 3C006-06843)
- The Beatles - Something - 1976 - UK - 7" vinyl - £10.00, $13.80, €11.60 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2021 16:40)on June 22, 2021 at 5:37 am
THE BEATLES Something (1976 UK issue of the 1969 7" vinyl single with intact four prong centre, issued as part of 'The Singles Collection 1962-1970', also including Come Together. The custom titled sleeve has a colour image on the reverse and shows just a little discolouration & shelfwear while the vinyl remains in excellent condition R5814)
- The Beatles - Hello, Goodbye - 20th - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.60, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2021 16:05)on June 22, 2021 at 5:37 am
THE BEATLES Hello, Goodbye (1987 UK 20th Anniversary issue 7" vinyl single, also including I Am The Walrus. The picture sleeve displays some light wear mostly to the back and the vinyl shows only light signs of play R5655)
- The Beatles - The Beatles' Million Sellers EP - EMI Records - Glossy - UK - 7" vinyl - £25.00, $34.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2021 16:14)on June 22, 2021 at 5:37 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles Million Sellers (1978 UK issue of the 1964 4-track 7" EP with four-prong centre & 'EMI Records Ltd' label perimeter text, featuring She Loves You, I Want To Hold Your Hand, Can't Buy Me Love and I Feel Fine, glossy flipback picture sleeve. The sleeve displays minimal wear some age discoloration to the back, and the vinyl looks barely played GEP8946)
- The Beatles - The Beatles' Hits EP - 6th - EMI - UK - 7" vinyl - £20.00, $27.60, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 21-Jun-2021 16:18)on June 22, 2021 at 5:37 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles' Hits EP (1978 UK issue of the 1963 4-track 7" vinyl EP with 'EMI Records Ltd' label perimeter text and intact four prong centre, including From Me To You, Thank You Girl, Please Please Me and Love Me Do. Housed in a flipback style picture sleeve, which displays minimal wear and has some light age discoloration on the back, whilst the vinyl remain in near 'as new' condition GEP8880)