Abbey Road, 1969
Whether or not you’re a fan of their music, it’s hard to argue with the huge success of The Beatles, the most commercially successful band of all time. This image, which was the cover for their album “Abbey Road,” has become one of the most iconic pictures in the history of music and pop culture. It was parodied and recreated for commercial use, and the zebra crossing on Abbey Road has become a popular shooting location for individual and commercial photos alike.
The photo was taken on August 1969 outside EMI Studios on Abbey Road in London by photographer Iain Macmillan. It was Paul McCartney’s vision to take the photo on the crosswalk, and the photographer only had ten minutes to capture the perfect shot.