On the 50th anniversary of “Abbey Road, ” Beatle scholar Ken Womack has written “Solid State,” an excellent account of the making of that album.
Now that Abbey Road has reached the top of the charts — again — on its 50th anniversary, it seems a good time to appreciate a less-celebrated aspect of their collective genius: John Lennon’s guitar playing.
Oct. 1, 1969: “Abbey Road” was released in the U.S. In celebration, a special “super-deluxe” version has just been released. We review it.