Abbey Road is the 11th studio album released in 1969 by the English rock band the Beatles.
The front cover design, a photograph of the group traversing a zebra crossing, was based on sketched ideas by McCartney and taken on 8 August 1969 outside EMI Studios on Abbey Road. At around 11:30 that morning, was the Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan (20 October 1938 – 8 May 2006) was given only ten minutes to take the photo whilst he stood on a step-ladder and a policeman held up the traffic. Iain took six pictures of the Beatles crossing the street.
Fifth photo was used for the cover of the album and is the only photo where we see Paul smoking. The only one with their legs in perfect formation.