The album "Abbey Road" by the Beatles was released
First issued on September 26, 1969, it entered the British album chart at No. 1 in October of the same year and stayed there for a total of 17 weeks. It remained in the charts for 81 weeks. In the U.S., it spent 11 weeks at No.1 and stayed for 83 weeks, according to the band's website.
The album itself is iconic for its image of the band walking across the entrance to Abbey Road Studios in London, but it also was the first time the band didn't include the group's name or album title on the front cover, showing just the photograph.
The eleventh studio album from 'the Fab Four' takes influence from progressive rock, blues and pop, with the second side of the album laid out similar to an opera, with excerpts of songs thrown together. Ringo Starr says on the website: "The last section of Abbey Road you know I still think is for me one of the finest pieces we put together."