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.