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The Abbey Roads Parodies is a photo fad or redrawn art meme depicting the four members of The Beatle walking across a Zebra crossing on Abbey Road.
The original image of Abbey Road was shot by photographer Iain Macmillian on August 8, 1969 outside EMI’s Abbey Road Studios in London, England, and was released as the cover of The Beatles’ 11th studio album on September 26, 1969. The album has been considered to be one of the greatest in their career, and one of the best in rock history, reaching #14 on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.
One of the earliest known parodies of the album was the release of “McLenore Avenue” by Booker T. & The M.G.’s on April 1970, featuring the members walking across the street outside Stax Studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The Album payed tribute to The Beatles, consisting of instrumental covers of Abbey Road.
Since Abbey Road’s release, the album has been parodied in pop culture, fan art, and Abbey Road in London has been a tourist attraction for Beatles fan around the world to try to recreate the famous album cover.
On August 7, 2009, the music site Gigwise compiled the best parodies of the album to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Abbey Road. As well as music humor site AmiRight. On Deviant Art, more than 4,000 deviations can be found.