Why Don't We Do It In The Road? (United Kingdom, 5 mins.)

Directed by: Chris Purcell


Roger McGough

A lyrical portrait of one of London's most peculiar tourist attractions - a humble pedestrian crossing in St John's Wood. But this is not any ordinary piece of street furniture, a 10 minute photo session back in the summer of 1969 saw to that. Just a couple of weeks after Neil Armstrong took his giant leap the Beatles took a few short steps across Abbey Road and the rest is history. Roughly timed to coincide with the fiftieth anniversary of the Beatles' first recording session at Abbey Road Studios, this quirky short film attempts to capture a little bit of the magic surrounding the most famous album cover of all time.