[ donderdag 10 september 2009 ]

 
wat een toevalJe kent de hoes van Abbey Road. Rechts achter de Beatles staat een toevallige passant. Vanwege het prachtige gemanipuleerde beeld dat je bij onderstaand postje ziet (wat die man gezien moet hebben) was ik erg benieuwd of zijn verhaal ook ergens te lezen was.

En jawel: het is er. Paul Cole stond de tijd te doden toen hij de Beatles zag oversteken.

"I just happened to look up, and I saw those guys walking across the street like a line of ducks," Cole remembered. "A bunch of kooks, I called them, because they were rather radical-looking at that time. You didn't walk around in London barefoot."

About a year later, Cole first noticed the "Abbey Road" album on top of the family record player (his wife was learning to play George Harrison's love song "Something" on the organ). He did a double-take when he eyeballed McMillan's photo.

"I had a new sportcoat on, and I had just gotten new shell-rimmed glasses before I left," he says. "I had to convince the kids that that was me for a while. I told them, 'Get the magnifying glass out, kids, and you'll see it's me.'"


Cole is vorig jaar overleden; lees dit mooie verhaal in zijn necrologie. Waarin geen Paul Is Dead-grappen worden gemaakt!
Hans [22:11]

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