Photo shoot of the “Paul Is Live” cover

Thursday, July 22, 1993
Timeline More from year 1993
Abbey Road, London, UK

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In August 1969, The Beatles walked across the zebra crossing of Abbey Road, in front of the EMI Studios, and photographer Iain Macmillan took the iconic photo which would serve as the cover photograph of their album “Abbey Road”.

There had been this rumour, Paul is dead… In 1992, I went back to Abbey Road to record an album; it was a live album, so I called it Paul Is Live. So that’s when I went across the crossing with our old English sheepdog called Martha. I still go back to Abbey Road to this day.

Paul McCartney – From a 2019 article
From Lot Detail – Paul McCartney Signed Original “Abbey Road” Street Nameplate with Incredible “Paul is Live and Still Crossing” Inscription Referring To Iconic Album Cover Photograph! (Caiazzo & JSA) ( – Paul McCartney Signed Original “Abbey Road” Street Nameplate with Incredible “Paul is Live and Still Crossing” Inscription Referring to Iconic Album Cover Photograph!

Paul McCartney has signed and inscribed this “Abbey Road NW8” miniature nameplate in black felt-tip marker. Paul wrote “Paul is live and still crossing!!” with an arrow to the words Abbey Road” (referring to the iconic Abbey Road Album Cover Photograph), and then below that wrote “Love to Iaian, Paul McCartney ’93.”

This original miniature street nameplate is hand-painted porcelain enamel made by Garnier & Co Ltd, England.

Dimensions 3 x 5 inches.

Provenance: From the Iain Macmillan Collection.

Last updated on April 1, 2024

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