Okay, I screwed up. I admit it. Byter Kara queried the pic that I used as the image of the Abbey Road cover and she was right. Having a number of images on my computer, I used the one that showed the pedestrian crossing in the shape of piano keys. As one Mr H Simpson would say, “Dohh!”
Here is the wrong one:
and here is the right one:
I have now fixed it on the blog.
As a matter of interest, Paul Cole, the bystander who was incorporated in the photograph and who can be seen behind John Lennon’s head, near the police car, died in 2008.
He had achieved his 15 minutes of fame by simply standing on a footpath whilst on vacation from from the US after having declined to look at yet another museum with his wife. It was worthy enough for his passing, at age 96, to be reported:
According to Cole "I just happened to look up, and I saw those guys walking across the street like a line of ducks. A bunch of kooks, I called them, because they were rather radical-looking at that time. You didn't walk around in London barefoot."
In an interview four years earlier he had stated that he didn't like the Beatles' music, preferring classical:
Those who want to have a more detailed look at the Paul is Dead conspiracy theory and the alleged clues on the album cover, click on: