Friday, August 07, 2009

August 8 1969: Abbey Road cover shoot

On Saturday August 8 it is exactly 40 years since photographer Iain Macmillan shot the famous cover of what was to become The Beatles final album; Abbey Road.

Show how's the Abbey Road crossing doing today? The BBC has a fine article and video here:

And if you feel like watching the Abbey Road Studios live web cam it is available here:

According to the BBC article Saturday is supposed to be an extra busy day at the zebra crossing with record numbers of fans turning up to cross the street and take photographs while doing it.
(Doing it in the road?)

Finally a page filled with various record covers "inspired" by the original. What's your favourite? We're kind of partial to the one by The Friars Of The Community Of St. Saviour's Monastery.


Anonymous said...

Also my wedding anniversary. Yay!

Neb & Siggy said...

Congratulations on your anniversary!

Gina said...

benny hill.
that one is my fav.

and congrats, yes