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The Beatles Abbey Road

1969 – The photo session for the cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road album takes place on the crossing outside Abbey Road studios. Photographer Iain McMillan balances on a stepladder in the middle of the road and takes six shots of John, Ringo, Paul, and George crossing the road while a policeman held up traffic. Afterward, the band returns to the studio and records overdubs on “The End,” “I Want You (She’s So Heavy),” and “Oh! Darling.”

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