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People take pictures as the Beatles cover band members walk on the zebra crossing on Abbey Road in London, Britain August 8, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Henry Nicholls
People take pictures as the Beatles cover band members walk on the zebra crossing on Abbey Road in London, Britain August 8, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Fans recreate Beatles’ Abbey Road cover shot 50 years on

LONDON — It was 50 years ago today, that The Beatles caused a traffic delay.

And hundreds of fans of the Fab Four gathered at a crosswalk in London’s St. John’s Wood neighborhood Thursday to recreate the “Abbey Road” cover shot, half a century after it was shot.

Spectators snapped photos on cellphones as Beatles lookalikes crossed the street outside Abbey Road Studios in tribute to the original image.

At 11:35 a.m. on Aug. 8, 1969, Iain MacMillan photographed John, Paul, George and Ringo striding across the black-and-white “zebra” crossing while a police officer stopped traffic.

Fans recreate the iconic Beatles photo on Abbey Road in London, Britain August 8, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Fans recreate the iconic Beatles photo on Abbey Road in London, Britain August 8, 2019. Photo by REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Used as the cover of the band’s penultimate studio album, it became one of the most famous images in music history.

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