I ain’t gonna lie to ya. The idea for this blog post is not my own idea.
I was looking up famous album cover locations when I discovered the wonderful site that is Popspots. Whoever runs that site has put a serious amount of time and effort into tracking down the locations of many album covers with detailed images and maps from lots of different angles. I borrowed heavily from that site for this post but I didn’t want to just steal their entire idea.
I thought it would be interesting to explore the locations of where the album covers were shot as they appear today using Google Street View so that you can click around the Street View to get an idea of how much the locations have or haven’t changed over the years.
“Abbey Road”. (1969).
“The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”. (1972).
Note: Google Street View only allows you so far along Heddon Street so this view is actually facing the opposite way from which the photo was taken. So that means that Bowie would be standing to the left just under those canopies with his back to us…
“Now And Then”. (1973).
Creedence Clearwater Revival.
“Willy And The Poor Boys”. (1969).
Crosby, Stills & Nash.
“Crosby, Stills & Nash”. (1969).
Note: Although the original house is long gone, this is the location of where Crosby, Stills & Nash shot the photograph for their album cover…
“Morrison Hotel”. (1970).
“Strange Days”. (1967).
“The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”. (1963).
“Highway 61 Revisited”. (1965).
“Hotel California”. (1976).
“Physical Graffiti”. (1975).
John Lennon & Yoko Ono.
“Double Fantasy”. (1980).
Note: The cover for Double Fantasy seems to have been taken on this footbridge in Central Park with the San Remo Apartments building behind John & Yoko…
“Double Fantasy”. (Back Cover).
“After The Gold Rush”. (1070).
That’s all for now. Feel free to correct me on any errors I’ve made.
I’ll update this from time to time.