The “Abbey Road” Photo Turns 40

Aug 7th, 2009 // 5 Comments

Forty years ago tomorrow, photographer Iain MacMillan took the photo that would be the cover of the Beatles’ Abbey Road, spawning Paul McCartney death rumors in the immediate and a Webcam in the Internet-enabled years. It also inspired a bunch of “homages,” one of which sticks out above all the rest:


The tracklisting for Jive Bunny And The Mastermixers Play The Music Of The Beatles would seem to indicate that this album—which was released in 2001, wow—is not a compilation of mastermixes, but instead some disappointingly straight covers. This does not swing my mood, Jive Bunny!

Abbey Road Album Cover Parodies [Am I Right]
[Liverpool Daily Post; HT The Awl]

  1. Overheard in the Mixmaster art department: “Anyone have a picture of that album cover? Oh, never mind. I basically remember how it goes.”

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