The Beatles’ iconic Abbey Road album cover was photographed 45 years ago today, 8 August! These are the six frames snapped during the roughly 15 minute photo session by photographer Iain Macmillan, courtesy of Snap Galleries.
Friday, 8 August 1969: “At 11.35 [GMT], with photographer Iain Macmillan balanced up a step-ladder in the middle of Abbey Road, John, Ringo, Paul and George strode across the zebra (pedestrian) crossing just outside the studio gates while Macmillan snapped away. The Beatles crossed the road several times while he took six quick shots, a friendly policeman obligingly holding up traffic. A while later, Paul studied the transparencies with a magnifying glass and picked the best of the six for the sleeve of Abbey Road.” - The Complete Beatles Chronicle by Mark Lewisohn