The Beatles come together for a photo shoot

December 8, 2010

On this 30th anniversary of the murder of John Lennon, let’s pause and have a Beatles flashback.

Thanks to Jeff B. for sending along this rarely-seen, but classic photo of John, Ringo, Paul, and George, only moments away from shooting the cover photo for “Abbey Road,” arguably the most famous album cover in rock history.

“Here we have Ringo talking to a sweet old lady, Paul harmlessly fixing Ringo’s collar, John inhaling a deep breath and George taking a moment of contemplation for himself.  And yet, even in this photo, a toss away, an unimportant moment in time, it somehow manages to capture all of their singular personality traits that have been mythologized by Beatles lovers all over the world. “

Lennon would have been 70 this year. Just last month, the Beatles catalog was officially released on iTunes.

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On the day that John Lennon was murdered, I was in a garage in Redondo Beach making a stained glass window. Oh how fast 30 years can come and go. RIP my good man….

Oh, oh another Beatle conspiracy theory? “Turn me on dead man”…

Seriously, today is a sad reminder that someone very talented and giving,was assasinated by a scumbag looking for his 15 minutes of fame. RIP John…

O.k. is it just me or does anyone else notice that in the picture before they cross, Paul’s suit appears to be a medium dark blue. In the crosswalk it looks a dark brown?? Maybe it was because Paul was dead? ;-) Or maybe just the way the sun was hitting it?