Revisiting London’s iconic album cover images

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The crossing that features on the cover of Abbey Road is a place of pilgrimage for many Beatles fans. Image: GETTY

02 June 2018 | | BBC

The most famous album cover shot in London is undoubtedly The Beatles’ Abbey Road, which is a tourist attraction in its own right. Thousands of Fab Four fans flock each year to upmarket St John’s Wood where the legendary zebra crossing photo was taken – and where Sir Paul McCartney still has a home.

The 1969 record is only one of many important albums to have featured a London landmark on the cover. BBC News has returned to the scene of some of the most famous records of the past 50 years to see what has changed – Click and drag the arrows on the interactive images.

This item revisits a number of classic album covers, including (What’s the Story) Morning Glory, Parklife, The Clash and others.

Please see original story for the many interactive Yesterday/today shots.


 

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