The Beatles’ eleventh studio album “Abbey Road” was released 51 years ago this week, featuring hit singles like “Something” and “Come Together”. Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan snapped the famous shot of Lennon leading the band in a single file line on the street outside EMI Studios on Abbey Road. The album's working title was “Everest”, inspired by sound engineer Geoff Emerick’s favorite brand of cigarettes, and the band even briefly considered flying to the Himalayas to shoot the cover art — but walking across the street outside the studio was easier to accomplish. Half a century after its debut, “Abbey Road” has sold 12 million copies worldwide.
“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will live as one.” —
John Lennon (“Imagine”, 1971)