Abbey Road turns 50
Here comes the sun…as the sun set on The Beatles final album, our Head of UNESCO City of Music takes a look back at the iconic Abbey Road album by The Beatles 50 years on.
“I was born a month after The Beatles released their first album. But even though I grew up in Liverpool and they were the biggest band in the world they didn’t really play any part in my life or musical education until I was in my 20’s. As far as I can remember there were never any Beatles records in our house and I don’t think I was really aware of the band until I saw Hard Days Night and Help on the tele.
My first big music passion was punk and The Beatles were written off as old and boring (as was pretty much any music that wasn’t punk) and I really wasn’t interested in anything Beatles related. You’ll have to forgive me – I was young, passionate about this new amazing music, and obviously also a bit stupid.”