I am a Beatles freak. Since a friend of mine introduced me to them in the fall of 1976 The Beatles have been a major part of my life. First I started buying up their albums and buying books and reading about them. The listening to their music over the past forty years has never gotten old.
One of my dreams was to go to England and see sites associated with The Beatles in Liverpool and in London. In July of 2003 that dream came true. It wasn’t just a Beatles trip of course but I had two days set aside to The Beatles- a side trip from London to Liverpool for a Beatles Tour of their home city and a tour of London by a Beatles expert and some self-guided touring. Over the years I have done a lot of travelling but going to England and seeing The Beatle sites remains the ultimate trip for me. I’d love to go again sometime.
The Beatles “Abbey Road” album cover is one of the most iconic album covers in rock music history. Of course a trip to Abbey Road was essential. We rode London Tube to the St. John’s Wood station and then walked over the Abbey Road studio where had recorded and of course to the famous cross-walk where the Abbey Road album cover was taken one summer day in 1969. It was a big thrill walking across the road where The Beatles had! Abbey Road doesn’t offer tours but it was worth the time it took to get there just to see the building and of course to walk across Abbey Road and get my picture taken there.
On the way over I stopped at a little stand selling Beatles stuff and bought a t-shirt of The Beatles Abbey Road cover. On the way back to the Tube I bought two more of the exact t-shirt. It was my favorite album cover so why not? In the 14 years since two of those t-shirts while they held up very well- have faded, one of them I haven’t worn but a few times and it remains in pretty good shape.