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Behind The Beatles' Abbey Road Shoot
Behind The Beatles' Abbey Road Shoot

AIR DATE: February 11, 2014

Las Vegas pawn shop owner Rick Harrison of “Pawn Stars” fame calls it one of the coolest things he ever bought – what appears to be authentic photos and color negatives from the Beatles’ Abbey Road album shoot.

The album cover’s imagery is iconic – it features the band walking in step on a cross walk near Abbey Road studios, all of them wearing suits except George, all of them wearing shoes except Paul.

It stands on its own as a cool cover, but there’s another layer of mythology attached to this iconic photo.

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Kenneth Womack, Penn State University Art and English professor, editor of "Reading the Beatles: Cultural Studies, Literary Criticism and the Fab Four"

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