And in the end... Beatles 'Abbey Road' cover photo was shot 45 years ago today
The photograph on the sleeve of 'Abbey Road' by The Beatles is among the most famous images in popular music, and it was taken 45 years ago today. The debate about whether Abbey Road was The Beatles final album continues (it definitely was though, and anyone who thinks 1970's Let it Be counts is just wrong) but for a whole generation of fans, the image of John, Paul, George and Ringo walking across the street outside Abbey Road studios in London signifies the end of an era.
|Fans gather on the site of the iconic Abbey Road photograph on August 8th 2014 - 45 years on from the original shoot.|
On that day in 1969, a policeman held up traffic for all of ten minutes to allow the photographer, Ian Macmillan to get his shot (based on rough sketches made by Paul McCartney). 45 years on, and hundreds of fans gathered at the very same zebra crossing to mark the anniversary of one of rock's most famous photographs. Some of them are still there.