Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

United Kingdom

Beatles Abbey Road album cover celebrates 50 years

Beatles’ fans have made a pilgrimage to the zebra crossing on Abbey Road to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic album cover.

The picture of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr was taken outside the EMI studios in London on August 8th 1969.

It was used as the front cover for the album of the same name – Abbey Road.

Advertisement

Over the last five decades a multitude of Beatles’ fans have recreated the image.

The original picture was taken by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan.

He was given a ten minutes’ slot to take the pictures as a policeman held up traffic.

McCartney selected number five of six shots for the band’s 11th studio album.

It was the last time the “fab four” recorded together.

Also, it was the only Beatles’ cover to show neither their name nor record title.

A year later The Beatles had broken up.

The EMI Studios were renamed Abbey Road Studios and the zebra crossing was granted grade two status in 2010 for its “cultural and historical importance”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comments

Latest Tweets

Advertisement

You May Also Like

Business

The controversial Russian businessman Viktor Baturin, well-known for his years-long counterstanding with his wealthy sister Elena, widow of Moscow ex-mayor Yuri Luzhkov, is likely...

European Union

On April 9, 2022 Dimash Qudaibergen’s first solo concert in Germany took place in Düsseldorf. The colossal energy and the atmosphere of unity did...

United Kingdom

A rare £100 bank note given to a charity shop has been sold for £140,000 at auction. Oxfam volunteer worker Paul Wyman spotted the...

United Kingdom

The Watneys Party Seven is making a comeback. The ubiquitous 70s beer was a bland fizzing bitter ridiculed by many. The drink’s insipidness helped...