Beatles' Abbey Road-Photos for sale

beatlesAnscheinend kann man demnächst zum ersten mal überhaupt ein vollständiges Set aller Fotografien des berühmten Abbey Road-Backcovers der Beatles ersteigern: „In what is believed to be an auction first, the full set of six photographs of John, Paul, Ringo and George striding over Abbey Road is to be sold along with the picture of the street sign that was used on the back cover.“

“They are incredibly rare,” said Sarah Wheeler, head of photography at Bloomsbury Auctions. “I’ve spoken to other music dealers and no one has been able to find a complete set on the market for at least 10 years.”

The shots were taken by the photographer Iain Macmillan, a friend of Lennon and Yoko Ono, on 8 August 1969. He had his Hasselblad, a stepladder and 10 minutes. It was the fifth of the six shots that was chosen by McCartney for the album and it’s easy to see why as all four men are in step and nicely spaced.

Guardian: Beatles’ unused Abbey Road photographs to be auctioned