Who could ever have imagined that a simple street name and one very ordinary pedestrian crossing would come to mean so much to so many people. On the 8th August 1969 - photographer Iain Macmillan spent about ten minutes taking just six pictures of The Beatles walking across the pedestrian crossing situated to the left of the studio entrance. The result was the creation of the iconic image that became the Abbey Road album cover. It was also of course the reason that EMI Studios subsequently had a change of name and became the now infamous Abbey Road Studios.
Abbey Road is a thoroughfare in the borough of Camden and the City of Westminster in London, running roughly northwest to southeast through St. John's Wood, near Lord's Cricket Ground. It is part of the B507 road.
The Beatles' album, Abbey Road, features the Beatles walking across the northwestern zebra crossing on the intersection Abbey Road and Grove End Road.
EMI's Abbey Road Studios are located at the south-eastern end, at 3 Abbey Road, St John's Wood. The Beatles and many other famous popular music performers have recorded at this studio, and The Beatles named their last studio LP after this street. The album's cover photograph shows the four group members walking across the zebra crossing just outside the studio entrance.