Published: Mon, August 12, 2019
Entertaiment | By Minnie Bishop

Beatles' iconic "Abbey Road" album cover turns 50

Beatles' iconic

Abbey Road was the 11th studio album of The Beatles and has some of its best songs such as 'Come Together, ' and 'Something'.

Recorded after the troubled Let It Be album, which was eventually released on May 8, 1970, Abbey Road was made in a much happier atmosphere.

Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan took just six shots of the group on the crossing, with the fifth used as the cover of the band's 11th studio album, released on September 26 1969. Lennon wears a white suit, Starr a black suit and McCartney a gray one, while Harrison donned a blue denim shirt and jeans. Even more famous, perhaps, is that cover art, which shows the band members-John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr-walking across the eponymous street, located right outside Abbey Road Studios, where they recorded the record.

On Thursday, fans flocked to the location to recreate the iconic photo in honor of the band's 50th anniversary. The fans had parked a Volkswagen Beetle in the background and got themselves clicked walking on the Abbey Road's zebra crossing.

It has drawn Beatles pilgrims from across the world ever since, with countless fans having walked over the zebra crossing, replicating the picture.

Abbey Road soon became a tourist attraction, with many heading to their recording studio to get snaps on the road.

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He said the original idea for the picture had been McCartney's.

The set will be expanded with previously unreleased session recordings and demos, including alternate versions of classic songs such as Come Together, Something and Here Comes The Sun.

"Everyone in Liverpool is a firm fan of the Beatles and captivated by their story and how they started off as local boys messing around with guitars and music, and became global idols", she said.

It was 50 years ago today, that The Beatles caused a traffic delay.

Less than a year after Abbey Road was released, rock music's best-selling band had split up, ending a decade-long musical revolution that transformed popular music. There were six pictures or shots taken on a zebra crossing which is outside EMI Studios on Abbey Road.

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