Paul McCartney Reenacts Abbey Road Stroll
LONDON -- When the Beatles' "Abbey Road" album was released 1969 -- featuring the Fab Four striding through the crosswalk near their London studio -- the imagery added to the persistent rumors that Paul McCartney had actually died a few years earlier and had been replaced by a lookalike.
Many noted that Paul was the only one of the four to be barefoot, and John Lennon and Ringo Starr were in all white and all black, respectively, the colors of mourning in many cultures.
But McCartney says it was just hot.
"It was a very hot day and I happened to be wearing sandals like I am today so I just kicked them off because it was so hot we went across barefoot," he explained. "There was no special meaning."
McCartney reenacted the walk Monday ahead of the 49th anniversary of the famous album and its cover.
The iconic @PaulMcCartney took a familiar stroll almost 49 years to the day on his way to the Studios yesterday. Discover what he's been up to very soon. Video courtesy of @MaryaMcCartney. pic.twitter.com/iTcV9tFC4c
— Abbey Road Studios (@AbbeyRoad) July 24, 2018
The photo was taken on August 8, 1969 outside of EMI Studios in Abbey Road and was used as the cover for The Beatles' 11th studio album.
At 76, McCartney has new music out and he played some of the songs from his forthcoming "Egypt Station" album during a secret show Monday at Abbey Road studios.
(Photo by Neil Mockford/GC Images)