The Abbey Road Crossing - Now and Then
I am recording my next solo piano CD in just a few weeks at Abbey Road Studios in London. The songs are selected and practiced in two sessions a day.
This is getting fun. 53 years ago, The Beatles walked across Abbey Road for a now-iconic photograph that graces their 1969 album of the same name.
The famous image, taken by photographer Iain Macmillan, shows George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon posing on a crosswalk in London's St. John's Wood neighborhood on a street near the location of EMI Studios, where they recorded Abbey Road and most of their catalog. The landmark recording space, which is still in use, was later renamed Abbey Road Studios.
Check out some cool pics from that day here
My goal is to get a picture on this famous crossing just down the street to the left of Abbey Road Studios. The trouble is - it will be crowded with tourists and lots of them. And more so - this is a crossing where cars have to stop (by law) to let people cross. Mmmm, I can only imagine the frustrated drivers.
Check out The Abbey Road Traffic Cam for a look at the crossing in real time
If you happen to see a 6'2" American pianist on this camera, on the first Sunday morning in June, getting run down by British traffic - know that I loved every minute of my Abbey Road experience!