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The Story Behind Paul's Shoeless Abbey Road Stroll


It's been a full 40 years since the photo session for The Beatles' Abbey Road. No doubt you're familiar with the iconic image of the Fab Four striding across the zebra crossing near the studio [hint: it's not this photo]. Fans breathlessly debated the meaning of Paul's shoeless feet. Was he dead? Making a statement about the future of the band?

The first couple of passes across the street tell the real tale of Paul's missing footwear.

On August 8th, 1969, photographer Iain Macmillan climbed a ladder and snapped six frames of the band trudging back and forth across the street in single-file. The entire session took only ten minutes. His fifth image became the iconic cover art for the album, sparking a thousand questions.

So why the bare feet? Simple. Macca was wearing sandals for the first couple of passes (see the first photo in the series, above). No doubt they made it uncomfortable to stay in stride with his more appropriately shod bandmates and were unceremoniously ditched.

By the way, the remastered version of Abbey Road will be released on September 9th, 2009.


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