Fancy getting your hands on a real rare piece of The Beatles memorabilia?? Got a spare £10,000 spare to do so? Hmm… well sadly we don’t but we can at least share the hot news about this exciting photo.
This hugely valued picture was straight from the infamous and iconic Abbey Road album cover photo shoot which as we all know showed the guys walking the Zebra crossing. The special thing about this picture is it shows the guys walking back the other way over the crossing. Simple but we love it!
It was back in 1969, on a hot August day, photographer Iain Macmillan stood on a ladder in the middle of the road to replicate a sketch drawn by Paul McCartney showing what he wanted the Abbey Road album cover to look like. The shoot took only 10 minutes, with a police officer holding up the traffic.
Some superfans (like us) will have noticed some very subtle differences from the album cover shot. For example Paul McCartney is wearing sandals rather than walking with bare feet, and the cigarette he’s holding on the album version is also missing. You spot them?
This fab photo is going up for sale at Bloomsbury Auctions on 22nd May and is one of only six shots taken that day and shows them walking from right to left opposed to the well-known left to right and is expected to reach over £9000!
Did you know?
This classic Abbey Road image is believed to symbolise a funeral procession, with John dressed in a white suit reflecting a preacher or heavenly body, Ringo, all in black to represent a mourner, George scruffily dressed in denim to be a grave-digger. Paul appears barefoot and out of step with the band which rumours suggest was intended to symbolise a corpse.
But what do you think? Hidden message or just a really cool picture??
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