The cover photo for The Beatles’ album Abbey Road was so iconic that other musicians, big or small, could not help but recreate their own version of the image. We’ve handpicked a few remarkable, amusing, or perhaps dysfunctional ones just for you, in celebration of the photograph’s 44th birthday.
Shabby Road (1969) – The Rutles
The Rutles, or The Prefab Four openly spoofed The Beatles, so it’s no surprise that they came up with this album, and album cover.
Paul is Live (1993) – Paul McCartney
In 1969, rumors suggesting that Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was replaced by a mere look-alike spread like wildfire. Of course, this was disproved by McCartney himself. McCartney pokes fun at this theory with his live album, Paul is Live.
Proyecto Beatles (2006) – Los Minitronicos
These cuties look absolutely adorable in this cover photo of a Beatles tribute album for kids.
Franciscan Road (2000) – The Community of St. Saviour’s Monastery, Jerusalem
You have to give credit to these members of the clergy for getting out of their holier-than-thou selves to showcase their creativity and make an impact.
Sesame Road (1995) – Sesame Street
Well, so okay, they’re not actually a band but ou cannot leave out Elmo, Oscar, Cookie Monster and Big Bird. They were part of our childhood.
Armitage Road (1971) -The Heshoo Beshoo Group
The cover photo for this South African jazz album is an obviously different take on Abbey Road.
The Abbey Road E.P. (1988) -The Red Hot Chili Peppers
Why am I not surprised that Anthony Kiedis and Flea would appear on such an album cover?
I’m pretty sure you’ve seen tons of Abbey Road renditions in your lifetime. Link us up in the comments section below.
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