Album Cover Locations On Google Street View.

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.

The Beatles.
“Abbey Road”. (1969).

Abbey Road

Photo Outtake:

Abbey Road Outtake

David Bowie.
“The Rise And Fall Of Ziggy Stardust And The Spiders From Mars”. (1972).

Ziggy Stardust

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…

Photo Outtake:

Ziggy Stardust Outtake

The Carpenters.
“Now And Then”. (1973).

Now And Then

Creedence Clearwater Revival.
“Willy And The Poor Boys”. (1969).

Willy And The poor Boys

Crosby, Stills & Nash.
“Crosby, Stills & Nash”. (1969).

CSN

Note: Although the original house is long gone, this is the location of where Crosby, Stills & Nash shot the photograph for their album cover…

CSN Outtake

The Doors.
“Morrison Hotel”. (1970).

Morrison Hotel

Photo Outtake:

Morrison Hotel Outtake

The Doors.
“Strange Days”. (1967).

Strange Days

Bob Dylan.
“The Freewheelin’ Bob Dylan”. (1963).

Freewheelin

Photo Outtake:

Freewheelin Outtake

Bob Dylan.
“Highway 61 Revisited”. (1965).

Highway 61

The Eagles.
“Hotel California”. (1976).

Hotel California

Led Zeppelin.
“Physical Graffiti”. (1975).

Pysical Graffiti

John Lennon & Yoko Ono.
“Double Fantasy”. (1980).

Double Fantasy

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…

Photo Outtake:

Double Fantasy Front

“Double Fantasy”. (Back Cover).

Double Fantasy

Pink Floyd.
“Animals”. (1977).

Animals

Neil Young.
“After The Gold Rush”. (1070).

After The Gold Rush

Original Photo:

After The Gold Rush Outtake

That’s all for now. Feel free to correct me on any errors I’ve made.
I’ll update this from time to time.

You May Also be Interested In…
* Popspots
* The Beatles’ UK & US Single Covers
* On The Set: The Movie Filming Locations Channel

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