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    NEWS - The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' Album Airbrushed To Be Politically Correct
    01/22/2003



    (1/22/03, 10 a.m. ET) -- The Beatles' 1969 Abbey Road album cover has been airbrushed by politically correct poster companies in the United States to remove a cigarette held in Paul McCartney's hand, BBC reports.

    The original album cover shows the four Beatles crossing the famed road--McCartney is barefoot, third in line, and holding a cigarette.

    The airbrushing was done without the permission of either McCartney or Apple Records, which owns the rights to the image. An Apple spokesman told BBC, "We have never agreed to anything like this. It seems these poster companies got a little carried away."

    The classic photograph was taken near Abbey Road Studios in north London, and became one of the group's most controversial covers. Photographer Iain Macmillan had only 10 minutes to take the picture. To get the shot, he balanced on a stepladder and took six photos of the Beatles walking the black-and-white pedestrian crossing.

    McCartney had reportedly come up with the original idea for the album cover, and had presented Macmillan with a sketch of it. The specific details of the photo served as fodder for the myth that McCartney had died in a car accident and had been replaced by a look-alike. John Lennon, wearing a white suit, was supposed to symbolize the preacher heading the funeral procession, while the barefoot McCartney represented the corpse. In addition, McCartney was out of step with the rest of the groupmates, who led with their left feet while McCartney led with his right. Also adding fuel to the rumor mill was the fact that McCartney was holding a cigarette in his right hand when he was left-handed.

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    Maybe the next thing they should do is edit verses in songs to be more P.C. You know, like in "A Day In The Life" when Paul sings "found my way upstairs and had a smoke........" This is pathetic. It's musical history. Why fuck with it? [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by Ou812max:
    Maybe the next thing they should do is edit verses in songs to be more P.C. You know, like in "A Day In The Life" when Paul sings "found my way upstairs and had a smoke........" This is pathetic. It's musical history. Why fuck with it? [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]
    I 2nd that, this is so fucking lame. [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img]
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    Oh, for crying out fucking loud, have we REALLY become this conservative?!?!?!? Ooh, I can't stand it when lamebrains pull things like this...
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    They`ve got to edit out a smoke in Pauls hand yet there`s a new MGD commercial with Kid Rock and a bunch of party animals getting drunk , nothing wrong with that IMO but c`mon are they gonna stop showing TV shows and movies with people smoking in them!

    [ January 22, 2003, 05:43 PM: Message edited by: 51501984 ]
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    Are they editing a poster of the cover or the actual cover itself? It seems like they wouldn't have the legal right to change the cover whatsoever without the blessing of McCartney and/or Apple.

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    You know something is not right when you start editing history......

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    Originally posted by Dennis:
    You know something is not right when you start editing history......
    An Orwellian landmine cometh true [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]

    Doh! "1984"??? C'Mon guys, I know you have read before [img]graemlins/bounce.gif[/img]

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    Unbelievable....
    what a politcally correct world we live in these days,now we think The Beatles will pollute kids minds.
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    quote:
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    Originally posted by Dennis:
    You know something is not right when you start editing history......
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    An Orwellian landmine cometh true

    Doh! "1984"??? C'Mon guys, I know you have read before
    I'm reading it right now!thats what i was thinking too.
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    I got the feelin' she don't know either
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    Man....what a bunch of crap.

    geez, I don't smoke or anything...but...aren't cigarettes legal????? Why the hell...?
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