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The NY Times Can’t Get Anything Right

From the ‘Wheels’ blog section of the New York Times:

In 1969, The Beatles stepped outside their Abbey Road studio and made a street famous. Tourists often try to recreate the shot from the Abbey Road album cover.

It Was 40 Years Ago Today

By Richard S. Chang

August 8, 2009

On Aug. 8, 1969, less than one month after Neil Armstrong made one giant leap for mankind, the Beatles took a few steps outside the recording studio where they were working on their penultimate album and turned a quiet road into one of the most famous streets in London. The group spent 15 minutes to shoot the album cover –- an image that has been reproduced countless times since.

Needless to say, Abbey Road was the Beatles ultimate album, since it was the last one they ever recorded as a band.

Just think, if The Times can’t get something this well-known right, imagine the accuracy of their more obscure assertions.

This article was posted by Steve on Saturday, August 8th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

25 Responses to “The NY Times Can’t Get Anything Right”

  1. Liberals Demise says:

    What can I say……….Their music transcends from decade to decade and still fits as a main stay in today’s rotation at the radio stations.
    Wish I could have seen one of their concerts. Notice I said “see’ because I would not have heard the music for all the screaming!!

    Who didn’t want to be a Beatle for one day?

  2. Colonel1961 says:

    Yes, the times might have been smart to note the released/recorded issue. Perhaps they just wanted to write ‘penultimate’.

    And a vastly underrated album. From the poignant ‘You Never Give Me Your Money’ and the acoustic guitar virtuosity of ‘Here Comes the Sun’, to the driving riffs of ‘Oh! Darling’ and ‘I Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ with a little Billy Preston on the Hammond B3 – a brilliant oeuvre…

  3. 12 Gauge Rage says:

    Sorry guys, for the moment the only Beatles song that comes to my mind is the one I think relates to our current POTUS: ‘He’s a Real Nowhere Man.’

    • JohnMG says:

      Sorry, as well. They were responsible for importing their own brand of Socialist-utopian Commie-crap to this country during her most tumultous years. They helped spawn the riff-raff who are now dictating terms to the rest of us. Why Mother-England and the Queen ever knighted them is a mystery to me. They weren’t the ‘Walrus’ at all. More like a horse’s ass.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      JMG: I understand why you feel that way, but the vast majority of those influenced by the band at the time were kids. The socialist/Nirvana lyrics and mindset displayed by some of the members was far less important than the melodies themselves. And, myself for example, long outgrew the Peace-Love-Happiness crap once we started having jobs, marriages, kids, utility bills, mortgages, ad infinitum…

      And remember, Harrison wrote ‘Taxman’ as an attack on the socialist-confiscatory tax system (top rate of 95%) of GB at that time: ‘There’s one for you, nineteen for me.’

    • JohnMG says:

      Colonel, I have nothing but scorn for them. There was a period of time when they could sell anything they produced. In fact, I vaguely remember Lennon saying just that–that they could turn out any sort of crap and the people would buy it. Did they have talent? Yes. But their attitudes were putrid. The bit about taxes was, indeed, hard hitting on their homeland, but that didn’t stop them from trying to foist the same type of policy on the people in the land that made their success possible in the first place. Witness “Imagine”, a thinly veiled Communist manifesto of their own making. The music may have been good, but the people delivering it were assholes.

      Sorry for the rant, but they were part and parcel of the decay we’re seeing today, and they shouldn’t be lionized for many of the same reasons Michael Jackson shouldn’t have accolades cast his direction.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      12 Gauge, I could not get “Fool On The Hill” out of my head today. As in, Capital Hill.

      Day after day,
      Alone on the hill,
      The man with the foolish grin is keeping perfectly still.

      And, to me it’s strangely poignant. He’s surrounded by all his bootlickers and like all of his type, when the fecal-fan interface unit goes into overdrive, they will abandon him and “They won’t like him…the fool on the hill”

      Much of the song speaks to me as a potential outcome for this president.

    • Colonel1961 says:

      JMG: I don’t advocate anything but laissez-faire capitalism – it got me to where I am today. I just enjoyed the melodies. De gustibus non est disputandum.

      Per Michael Jackson: ugh.


    • caligirl9 says:

      We are going to need the services of “Dr. Robert” to survive TOTUS.

      Side two of “Abbey Road”: BEST open-highway music (as loud as you can get it) EVER created. Played over and over and over.

      sorry, I still love ’em after all these years. Especially George Harrison *Caligirl wipes tears from her eyes* Stupid cigarette smoker!

    • Liberals Demise says:

      George didn’t die from Lung cancer Caligirl. I believe it was a little further south in the body.

    • caligirl9 says:

      LD, actually he died from metastasized throat cancer that spread to his lungs and brain (and bone I think). I remember reading interviews at the time of George’s first surgery, before he got stabbed by a wacko who broke into his estate, and George himself placed the blame on his smoking habit, even though he claimed to have given it up years before.

      I believe he had surgery on his throat and declared himself cured, but it popped up in his lungs a couple of years later. He bought the best cancer treatments possible (obviously chose not to use UK’s health care … hmmmm) but to no avail.

      I always wondered about the hypocrisy in people who choose to be vegetarians and then keep on smoking. That was George …

    • Liberals Demise says:

      My bad!! You are correct on all counts, caligirl.
      I guess that does make me human …. although my kids would disagree that one with you.(Ha)

  4. neocon mom says:

    When the Times breaks a scoop are there not nearly ALWAYS factual problems?

    They are not a newspaper of record, and as soon as they began referring to themselves as THE newspaper of record, that should have raised some suspicion.

    (Sorry to use so many caps, but I just had a facebook discussion with someone who used Paul Krugman’s blog to try to make a legitimate point about the health care debate. My blood pressure’s a little high.)

  5. morninggloryseed says:

    To the above poster….Preston did not play on any of the Abbey Road tracks….he is only featured on the Get Back/Let It Be album(s).

    Who else is excited for next month’s Beatles’ remasters!?!

  6. rocketman says:

    SG – Penultimate – I got it

  7. wirenut says:

    Michelle, my belle. Never mind, different times, different belle.The current one is putting me through the wringer. Never put Jackson in with the Beatles. Might as well put Klown posse with Sinatra. Doesn’t fit.

  8. wirenut says:

    Canary, I find most of your posts informative and genuine, but this is the needle in the haystack. I could find Bible verse in chicken scratchings if I looked hard enough.I believe this is a non-factor. Lord knows what one might find in my family photo album. The big picture is what the first family is doing to the nation. Set your sights a little higher.


    • canary says:

      Wirenut, I was just responding to your singing some Michelle song I’d never heard, and this was not a family photo album. The first link was full of pictures of Michelle in today’s magazines showing her booty off. Think that shows a bigger picture of where this nation’s 1st family mentality is at. Too busy being Exhibitionists, such as Obama’s forever mug in our faces. An album photo vs the 1st Family star ongoing photo shoots.

    • canary says:

      Didn’t realise I’d mentioned any bible verses. I don’t look in chicken scratchings. So, taking that to a higher level, I sure noticed that children’s book with Obama Jr. with a big ‘global balloon” taking him higher above the little people all over the world.
      There are easy to find scriptures, that we are to be watchfull, stay alert, and watch for an evil leader that many in the world will turn to, follow and worhip. We are to deny him.

  9. What are ‘Beatles’?

  10. wirenut says:

    Canary,as I stated above, your posts are informative and genuine. My intent was not to stick a burr under your saddle. A third rate lib-rag photo shoot is beneath the quality of your past posts.When you help expose what the left is doing to the nation, that is of great service. The photo shoot seems petty to the larger things at hand. Stick to what you have done best. Exposing the left and their agenda. Nuff said.


  11. morninggloryseed says:

    >In addition to ‘Let It Be’ Preston also worked on the
    >‘Abbey Road’ album, contributing to the tracks ‘I
    >Want You (She’s So Heavy)’ and ‘Something’.
    >He also contributed to ‘The Beatles’ (aka ‘White Album’).

    Then Britannica is wrong. Session notes, and extensive work by Mark Lewison detailing all of their sessions, do not show Preston on any sessions other than Get Back.

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