ICONIC BEATLES ABBEY ROAD PHOTO TAKEN- AUGUST 8, 1969

 

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It was fifty years ago today- The Beatles iconic Abbey Road album cover was taken outside of Abbey Road Studios in London. Here are some photos from that photo shoot. Originally the thought was to call the album Everest- after the brand of cigarettes that EMI sound engineer Geoff Emerick smoked but I guess a trip to Mount Everest for a photo shoot might have been a little too much- so they just had their pictures taken walking across the street outside of the recording studio. The photographer on the shoot was Iain MacMillan. At 10 am the police held up traffic along the street for ten minutes for MacMillan to get the picture taken. MacMillan took six photos and Paul McCartney selected the one that would go on the cover of what would become one of their most celebrated albums. He made the correct selection. I was able to walk across the spot where the photo was taken back in 2003.

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35 responses to “ICONIC BEATLES ABBEY ROAD PHOTO TAKEN- AUGUST 8, 1969

    • I was going to ask you about that. It was entertaining. Bailey has seen it 3 times. He was hooked on it.

      Btw this Chaos book is really good so far… the guy had doors shut on him at every turn. That leads you to wonder why?

    • I know…I didn’t realize Bugliosi wrapped his whole life around it… I found this 45 minute interview with O’Neil that is pretty good.

    • It was an entertaining movie all around- also great music- and neat seeing the old cars, styles of 50 years ago. I am not a fan of Leo or Brad’s in general but I thought they were great in the movie.

    • I watched a few minutes of a journalist interviewing QT, Brad, Leo, and Margo. QT was talking about how he was born and raised in LA and a lot of his memories of time he spent with his dad were while they were riding around town. I agree with you on Leo, but I’ve been a fan of Brad Pitt since the first movie I saw him in, Thelma & Louise. I thought at the time, “this guy is going places.” I like Margot in this in her limited role. I loved her in the starring role in “I, Tonya” and thought the same thing about her as I thought about Brad when I saw her in it.

  1. Hans, for our eighth-grade graduation ceremony in 1970, the boys were instructed by our teacher to wear a dark jacket, tie, and dark pants. With John Lennon on the cover of Abbey Road as my inspiration, I defiantly showed up wearing a light blue jacket and WHITE bell bottoms!

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