Abbey Road photo shoot

On August 8th 1969, The Beatles crossed Abbey Road. This seemingly simple act done my thousands of commuters a day would culminate into one of the most iconic photos in music history. 

Photographs were taken by Iain Macmillan, based on a pencil sketch of Paul's. Macmillan was given only ten minutes to get the shot standing on a stepladder, while police held up traffic behind him. Six photographs were taken in total; Paul later chose the fifth shot to be used for the cover, as this was the only photo in which all four Beatles were walking in time. 

Abbey Road album cover, 1969.

Abbey Road album cover, 1969.

The Beatles crossing Abby Road, August 8th 1969. 

The Beatles crossing Abby Road, August 8th 1969. 

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

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Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

Abbey Road outtake by Iain Macmillan, August 8th, 1969.

The Beatles preparing to cross Abbey Road, August 8th 1969. 

The Beatles preparing to cross Abbey Road, August 8th 1969. 

The Beatles outside EMI Studios, August 8th 1969. 

The Beatles outside EMI Studios, August 8th 1969. 

The Beatles preparing to cross Abbey Road, August 8th 1969.

The Beatles preparing to cross Abbey Road, August 8th 1969.

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