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ABBEY ROAD

Everyone who visits Abbey Road wants their photo taken walking across the famous crosswalk, including my wife, Myra and I.

On August 8th, 1969, the photo shoot for the iconic album cover took place. 50 years later, there is a constant throng of fans walking across the famous crosswalk just outside the Beatles recording studio. You can catch them on the live cam at:

 

https://www.earthcam.com/world/england/london/abbeyroad/….

 

Best to look at it in the morning because of the time difference.
 

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COSIMO'S STUDIO

In 1946, nineteen-year-old Cosimo Matassa opened up J&M Recording Service, a recording studio located on the outskirts of the French Quarter. Cosimo (pronounced "Cosmo"), had no previous experience as a recording engineer and the studio was nothing more than a little room in the back of a record/home appliance store with some primitive recording equipment. His original intentions were to make recordings for his customer's personal use, but independent record labels, attracted by the abundance of musical talent in New Orleans, would soon be seeking him out to capture the first sounds of rock n' roll. Photo courtesy of the Cosimo Matassa Family.

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