One of the most iconic images of rock, the Beatles' "Abbey Road" cover has been recreated...using food. UK restaurant chain, Beefeater Grill, charged food scupltor Paul Baker with creating the piece using ingredients found on its menu. Baker chose to go with an English breakfast theme, using beans, mushrooms, bacon, sausages, eggs, toast and fruit. (Famously vegetarian Paul is fittingly made of mushrooms.) Baker and three assistants took four days to complete the piece, dubbed "Let It Bean".
Paul McCartney delighted workers at his wife's family business in New York State, making the rounds at the trucking company and posing for photos. Paul accompanied his wife, Nancy, to Syracuse, NY, as she attended a meeting at New England Motor Freight, the trucking company owned by her father, Myron Shevell, and of which she is Vice President of Administration. Syracuse-area media reported that the McCartneys flew in on a private jet and spent several hours in the area, and had lunch with employees. Photos of Paul posing with employees soon hit Facebook, as well as local media websites.
On September 8th, Sir Paul McCartney will receive France's highest civilian award, the Legion of Honor, from French president, Francois Hollande. Non-French entertainers such as Jerry Lewis, Liza Minelli and Clint Eastwood have also been so honored. Interestingly, the recipients have to purchase their own medals (costing 169 to 700 euros, or $210 to $880 US Dollars) from a licensed jeweler.
It will also be available on a special 10”x10” boxed deluxe edition, which includes both the DVD and Blu-ray, as well as a 60-page book with background information, photographs and documentation from the production. There is also a “faithful” reproduction of the mono double 7” vinyl EP of the six Beatles songs introduced in the film.