It was 45 years ago today/The band photographer clicked away…
On Aug. 8, 1969, freelance photographer Iain MacMillan stood on a stepladder in the middle of the road near EMI Studios in London and snapped six photos of the Beatles walking through a zebra crossing.
One of the photos became the “Abbey Road” album cover and remains among the most iconic images in rock and roll history. (It was certainly the most famous photo ever taken by MacMillan, who died in 2006.)
To celebrate the 45th anniversary of the historic 10-minute photo shoot (outtakes of which can be seen on TheBeatles.com), Beatles fans, Beatles actors and others gathered on Friday at the crossing near 3 Abbey Road, the address for what is now known as Abbey Road Studios.
The crossing in north London is “like a kind of pilgrimage for all Beatles fans,” a tourist told the Irish Independent.
Here are more images from Friday’s gathering: