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The Beatles’ “Abbey Road” LP Was Released This Day 48-Years Ago; September 26, 1969.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbey_Road.



I think I remember this. I had just started at Mill Hill — my London boarding school. Music was BIG at Mill Hill, the kids, in general, affluent enough to indulge in their musical tastes in terms of LPs, record players etc.

In later years I would become EXTREMELY familiar with ‘Abbey Road’, the road and the iconic pedestrian crossing. Abbey Road was ‘next door’ to MY ‘Holy of Holies’ in LondonLord’s Cricket Ground.

When I started going to Lord’s for Test Matches and Middlesex matches, mid-1970s to 1985, I would park, for FREE, on Abbey Road — a bit further up north, and walk down to Lord’s. Often I would cross the pedestrian crossing for fun.

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by Anura Guruge

A Semi-Nude Archie Comics ‘Betty’ Strip By Meredith’s Bob Montana, From 1948, Was For Sale On eBay

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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.by Anura Guruge


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As mentioned in the above two posts Bob Montana of Archie comics fame was a resident of Meredith, NH for a significant part of his life. I know that at least two of his daughters lived there given that I have met them. So, I was intrigued when I happened to see this old eBay listing. $1,000 and no bids. Not sure whether it did sell. Not for me. Not that bigger a fan. But, as ever I wanted to capture these ‘gems’ for posterity given the NH link. [No, my lips are sealed about other related nudes in Meredith.]

Click to ENLARGE. Auction has expired. So I won’t include a link.


Click to ENLARGE. From eBay listing.

London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony The Complete Musical Playlist.

Anura Guruge, laughing, picture November 16, 2011.

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by Anura Guruge


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Click for a rendition of Mike Oldfield’s ‘In Dulci Jubilo’


In general I liked the music at the London Olympics Opening Ceremony.

Much of it was from my ‘youth’ growing up in Britain. It was good to see and hear Mike Oldfield. I am sure that like so many I have really not followed Mike since the mid-1970s. The ‘Tubular Bells‘ LP came out in 1973 when I was at University, in Swansea. Music, much more so than now, was a big part of my life. I used to buy lots of LPs and attend any and all concerts I could — my parents, guilty that they had kind of cut me lose and abandoned me in the U.K. since I was 15, while my father pursued his diplomatic career were generous in their stipends.

When ‘In Dulci Jubilo‘ came on it stirred something in me deep inside. I knew the tune. I knew that I liked it. I kind of remembered it was Mike Oldfield. But, I had to go and find it on YouTube.

Anyway, I also found the ENTIRE playlist of all the music they played at the Opening Ceremony. So here it is:

Click image for the complete PLAYLIST from the U.K. ‘The Telegraph’.


At the start of ‘The Telegraph’ is the iconic picture of the Beatles crossing the Zebra Crossing in Abbey Road. The FAMOUS Abbey Road studio where the Beatles and so many others reordered so many of the songs we still know and love was an unprepossessing ‘light green’ house, with a small concrete front garden behind a short wall — just behind George. In the late 70s I started to visit Abbey Road on a regular basis and make a point of crossing the road at that Zebra Crossing. No, I was not going to the studio. I was going to Lord’s. My Holy of Holies in London. In those days, into the 1980s, you could park somewhere on Abbey Road and walk to Lord’s. I noticed that Lord’s is a venue for the 2012 Olympics. I saw some archery from there. I used to spend days at Lord’s.