Early on August 8, 1969, London police held up the traffic on Abbey Road for 10 minutes so the Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan could shoot the cover for the Beatles' album that shares its name with the street.
He took six photos of the Fab Four crossing the zebra stripes, one of which would later become one of the most famous album covers in rock "n roll history. Now, the entire set of the original frames, including the back cover, is now set to be auctioned by Bloomsbury Auctions on Friday. It is expected to fetch between £50,000 ($78,439) and £70,000 ($110,000).
The auction will also include other rare and famous photos of music icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Bruce Springsteen, Miles Davis and Bob Dylan.
Photos: Dreweatts & Bloomsbury Auctions