A Simple, But Iconic Album Cover

Discussion in 'Music' started by bookslover, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    The photograph that graces the cover of Abbey Road by the Beatles was taken 50 years ago today - August 8, 1969.

    An incredibly simple idea for a cover photo has become one of the most iconic - and imitated - album covers of all time.

    (The music's pretty good, too!)
     
  2. KMK

    KMK Administrator Staff Member

    Was it the first cover to feature fake Paul?
     
  3. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    Sorta-kinda related: Paul McCartney is turning the 1946 James Stewart film, "It's a Wonderful Life" into a musical, set to debut at the end of next year.
     
  4. TheInquirer

    TheInquirer Puritan Board Freshman

    I admit that I don't really "get" the Beatles - probably a generational thing and not appreciating what was going on in music at the time.

    What do you feel is so iconic about that album cover? I look at it and see a bunch of guys who are too rich to afford haircuts. ;)
     
  5. Edward

    Edward Puritan Board Doctor

    At least Meatloaf could sing.
     
  6. bookslover

    bookslover Puritan Board Professor

    It's the simplicity of the idea. Nothing elaborate, just the band members crossing Abbey Road (Abbey Road is the name of the street that EMI's studios are on). In the 1970s, the studios were officially renamed "Abbey Road Studios."
     

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