Rare Alternate Shot of The Beatles’ Abbey Road Cover to Be Auctioned

Beatles Abby Road Rare Photo
Photo: Courtesy of Bloomsbury Auctions

NME reports today that a rare photograph showing The Beatles walking across Abbey Road in the opposite direction to which they are depicted walking on the cover of the legendary 1969 album of the same name will go on the auction block in the UK later this month.

Taken by late photographer Iain Macmillan, notable differences between the two shots include the fact that Paul McCartney is wearing sandals rather than walking barefoot, and the cigarette he’s shown holding on the album version is missing. The print is among a set of 25 being sold by a private collector. Viewings start this Friday, May 18th, 2012, with bids expected to go as high as £9,000 (Approximately $14,300) at auction.

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