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The Beatles’ Abbey Road Unused Cover Photos Sold for £180,000

The Beatles’ Abbey Road album unused cover shot have sold for £180,000 ($283,400) by Bloomsbury Auctions in London.
The shots were taken on August 8, 1969 by photographer Iain Macmillan, a close friend of John Lennon. Six photos were taken in all, and were rejected by Sir Paul McCartney before he selected the winning picture, were sold to a foreign buyer at an auction in London on Friday (21Nov14).

The Beatles' Abbey Road Unused Cover Photos Sold for £180,000
Sarah Wheeler, of Bloomsbury Auctions, says, “Iain MacMillan was hired to shoot the album art but he only had 10 minutes. People are still going to Abbey Road to recreate his photo. The out-takes are incredibly rare. This is the first time they’ve been sold as a set.”
Also sold was the photo that became the back cover of the album – a road sign with a blurred person in the foreground.

The Beatles' Abbey Road Unused Cover Photos Sold for £180,000 The Beatles' Abbey Road Unused Cover Photos Sold for £180,000

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Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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