Posted in music on February 19, 2008

Abbey Road

BAREFOOT BAY -- Paul Cole was in one of the most famous photographs of the 20th century, and yet he wasn't famous.

Cole, a longtime Barefoot Bay resident, died Wednesday in Pensacola at age 96. He is clearly seen in the famous shot of the Beatles walking across London's Abbey Road, used as the front cover of the group's classic 1969 album, "Abbey Road." Over the years, the picture has been reproduced in books, on posters, coffee mugs, T-shirts and hundreds of other places.

The retired salesman is standing on the sidewalk, just behind the Beatles. Gawking at them. [TCPalm]

(via Thighs Wide Shut)

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Comments (9)

Godspeed Paul Cole!!!

You will accidentally live in our hearts forever.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 12:17 PM

Did Apple Corps have to pay him to sign a release? Did he get royalties?

Posted by The Taxman | February 19, 2008 12:27 PM

no but Apple's probably been suing him ever since he walked into the frame.

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 12:40 PM

This is so sad :(

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 12:44 PM

I don't want to wait
For our lives to be over

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 12:49 PM

In other news, a guy who played drums for one night for The Who also just died.

"Scot Halpin, who had his 15 minutes of fame literally one night back on November 20, 1973 drumming for The Who, has died at the age of 54. At the time, 19 year old Halpin was attending a concert for The Who in San Francisco when then drummer Keith Moon passed out during "Won't Get Fooled Again" and was carried off. But the show must go on - and it did. The Who performed without a drummer through "Magic Bus" and "See Me Feel Me" until Pete Townshend asked the audience "Can anyone play the drums?" Halpin, who could play drums but hadn't in a year, grabbed the chance for his 15 minutes of fame and took to the stage. He performed "Smokestack Lightning", "Spoonful" and "Naked Eye" and then his music fame ended as quickly as it began. Halpin lived in Bloomingdale, Indiana. He continued with his own band SnakeDoctor, backing blues singer Carlyn Lindsay. He leaves before a wife and a young son."

Posted by Crosseyed Sniper | February 19, 2008 7:19 PM

WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYZ GONE

Posted by Anonymous | February 19, 2008 10:17 PM

enough with the beatles already......

Posted by carlos | February 20, 2008 10:58 AM

Islam is a religion of peace

Posted by منتديات | February 24, 2011 4:01 AM

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