The man who watched the Beatles cross the Roadmain
Look carefully at the Abbey Road cover.
In the upper right-hand corner, between John and Ringo, you will see a man standing beside a police van.
Turns out he was a tourist from Florida, named Paul Cole.
Paul dined out on the coincidence for the next 45 years. ‘”I had a new sportcoat on, and I had just gotten new shell-rimmed glasses before I left,’ he’d say. He thought the Beatls were ‘a bunch of kooks’.
Paul Cole died this week in Pensacola, aged 96.
h/t: The Obit Patrol