Paul McCartney’s Rough Sketch For Abbey Road Album Cover


If you thought the level of spontaneity for The Beatles’ Abbey Road album cover was another happenstance and genius move by the band, this rough sketch by Paul McCartney might break your heart a bit. McCartney made it for photographer Iain Macmillan, who had 10 minutes to get the handful of photos taken for the album cover. In the top right-hand corner, that’s Macmillan’s drawings which added to McCartney’s ideas, showing just how meticulous McCartney and Macmillan were in planning out one of the greatest photos in music.