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 A Hard Day's Night (1988 UK mono issue of the classic 1964 13-track LP, Direct Metal Mastered from a digitally remastered original master tape, barcoded picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl is Excellent witha few faint paper hairline scuffs not affecting play PMC1230)
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THE BEATLES E.P. Collection (Rare 1982 UK mono box set including all FOURTEEN EPs issued by The Beatles in the UK, including the Magical Mystery Tour double, plus an exclusive bonus 4-track stereo EP containing The Inner Light, Baby You're A Rich Man, She's A Woman & This Boy, gold embossed textured box BEP14) See 'More Info' ...
- The Beatles - Let It Be... Naked - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $170.00, €140.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 15:09)on March 8, 2021 at 9:32 am
THE BEATLES Let It Be... Naked (2003 UK 11-track LP pressed on Heavyweight Vinyl, their classic album remastered & re-edited with Phil Spector's production removed. Comes housed in a glossy & deluxe gatefold picture sleeve complete with a Bonus Vinyl 7" including a twenty-two minute 'Fly On The Wall' audio documentary with The Beatles at work in rehearsal & studio in January 1969, & a deluxe booklet containing rare photos, album history & interviews. The sleeve shows minimalwear from storage, while the vinyl itself displays little evidence of play)
- The Beatles - The Beatles / 1967-1970 - US - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $34.00, €28.00 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 20:31)on March 8, 2021 at 9:32 am
THE BEATLES The Beatles / 1967-1970 (1976 US issue 28-track 2-LP vinyl set on the Capitol label, housed in a matt gatefold sleeve with matching blue lyric inners and discography insert The sleeve displays only light wear, the inners have no splits and the vinyl looks barely played SKBO3404)
- The Beatles - Help! - Red Vinyl - Complete - Japanese - vinyl LP - £495.00, $673.20, €554.40 (New Item) (arrived 03-Mar-2021 20:31)on March 8, 2021 at 9:32 am
THE BEATLES Help! (Incredibly rare & complete 1965 Japanese first issue 14-track stereo LP pressed on Wine Red 'Everclean' Vinyl, on the black & silver Odeon label with 'Long Playing' text, housed in a gorgeous & unique gatefold picture sleeve with deluxe silk finish , original advert inner, English lyric insert & light blue Odeon label. This collector's copy is also COMPLETE with the original 10" square colour pin-up. See 'more info' for condition details... OP-7387)