The Abbey Road story: “Why Don’t We Do It In the Road?” [video]

Countless Beatles devotees have had their photo snapped re-enacting the crossing of Abbey Road as the Fab Four did it back in 1969, and if you, too, are a fan, you’ll love this short video commemorating the fifty-year anniversary of the group’s first recording session at Abbey Road Studios, narrated by poet Roger McGough.

A lyrical portrait of one of London’s most peculiar tourist attractions – a humble pedestrian crossing in St John’s Wood. But this isn’t any ordinary piece of street furniture, a 10 minute photo session back in the summer of 1969 saw to that. A couple of weeks after Neil Armstrong took his giant leap, the Beatles took  a few short steps across Abbey Road and the rest is history. Roughly timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first recording session at Abbey Road Studios, this quirky short film explores a tiny part of London that is, in the words of narrator Roger McGough, suffused with a sort of magic.

Best Super Short’ – NYC Independent Film Festival… ‘Best Documentary’ – UK Film Festival

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