Recorded after the troubled Let It Be album, which was eventually released on May 8, 1970, Abbey Road was made in a much happier atmosphere.
To mark the anniversary, a special "Abbey Road" package featuring new mixes of the album's 17 tracks in stereo and 23 session recordings and demos, will be released on September 27 by Apple Corps/Capitol/UMe, the record companies said on Thursday. The fans had parked a Volkswagen Beetle in the background and got themselves clicked walking on the Abbey Road's zebra crossing.
Beatles insider and former Apple Records executive Tony Bramwell said nobody at the time was really aware that "Abbey Road" would be one of the group's last releases.
It has drawn Beatles pilgrims from across the world ever since, with countless fans having walked over the zebra crossing, replicating the picture. Due September 27, the legendary record will be reissued with a new 2019 mix alongside 23 session recordings and demos, most of which are previously-unreleased. McCartney is barefoot and holding a cigar.
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Four brand new cocktails and one limited edition dessert will Come Together at The Ivy to celebrate the album's 50th birthday, which can be, enjoyed Any Time At All (within the restaurant's opening hours).
The picture of the Fab Four walking across the pedestrian crossing outside the studios was shot for the sleeve of Abbey Road, The Beatles' final studio album.
The band arrived at the location in a replica of Lennon's psychedelic Rolls Royce vehicle and fans posed for pictures on the spot during the gathering.
The striking dessert is inspired by the classic image of The Beatles crossing Abbey Road, with alternating white and milk chocolate brownies mimicking the zebra crossing, an icing sugar stencil of the band.
Less than a year after "Abbey Road" was released, rock music's best-selling band had split up, ending a decade-long musical revolution that transformed the 1960s and laid the foundations of modern popular culture.