OK, I guess I'm on a Beatles kick this month! Here’s some Beatles trivia you might not know: even though Let It Be was the last studio album released by the Beatles, Abbey Road was actually the last album to be recorded by them! It was 45 years ago on November 1, 1969, that Abbey Road reached #1 on the charts and stayed there for 11 weeks. And still, the masterful album is considered to be one of the finest, if not THE finest, of their works. At the time, the band had already decided to go their separate ways. Coming together for this last venture at their musical crossroads, they didn't disappoint.
The album cover image of the Fab Four stepping through the zebra-striped crosswalk is one of the most iconic photos of our time. Did you know that there is a webcam set up with live feed at this very spot in front of Abbey Road Studios? You can see double-decker buses zooming by, tourists taking photos, and locals mostly just coming and going about their daily business. But every once in a while, you’ll catch someone re-enacting the Beatles’ steps in their own version of the famous cover shot. It is actually a very busy thoroughfare and staging photo ops in the crossing is tricky, to say the least. But if I ever DO manage to make it there, I’m going to give it a try--or at least wave to the camera! Then I can search the site’s archives by day and time, and pull up the image and save it! http://www.abbeyroad.com/crossing