The Abbey Road Photograph.

Abbey Road is the eleventh studio album released by the English rock band the Beatles. It was recorded at sessions in February, April, May, and, especially, July and August 1969, and released on 26 September 1969 in the United Kingdom, and 1 October 1969 in the United States, reaching number one in both countries.

The album’s cover, featuring the group walking across a zebra crossing outside Abbey Road Studios, has become one of the most famous and imitated images in the history of recorded music. As of March 2014, Abbey Road remains the Beatles’ best-selling album.

Iain Macmillan was a freelance photographer and a friend to John Lennon and Yoko Ono. He used a Hasselblad camera with a 50mm wide-angle lens, aperture f22, at 1/500 seconds. There was a total of six frames shot, McCartney chose the fifth one for the album cover.

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