Friday, August 7th, 2009

London Cabbies' Least-Favorite Photograph Turns 40

Why don't you do each other in the road?It was 40 years ago tomorrow that photographer Iain MacMillan took the picture of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road outside Abbey Road studios that would be used for the cover of their final studio album, called, uh, Abbey Road. It has since become one of the most enduring images in rock-music history. Am I Right has collected 63 covers from other artists parodying the original, and the BBC is running a nice little segment about the endless stream of tourists who stop traffic to take their own pictures on the very crosswalk trod upon by Paul's bare feet-a place that now has a webcam monitoring the scene 24 hours a day.

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propertius (#361)

Why not a pop quiz?

What part of London is that Abbey Road in (I believe there is more than one in Greater London!)?

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