Fans recreate Beatles' Abbey Road cover shot 50 years on

Carla Harmon
August 12, 2019

Thursday marks 50 years since the summer day when the Beatles made the most famous traffic crossing in history, outside of EMI Studios on Abbey Road, North London.

The picture of the Fab Four walking across the pedestrian crossing outside the studios was shot for the sleeve of Abbey Road, The Beatles' final studio album.

The cover photo has the four original Beatles namely, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, Ringo Starr, and John Lennon.

The picture was taken at around 11:35 am on August 8, 1969 by Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan. It was the most influential band of all time. A three-CD Super Deluxe edition, which also includes a Blu-ray disc and digital audio version of the album, a deluxe vinyl box set with all the tracks from the super deluxe on three LPs, a deluxe two-CD edition, and one-disc editions featuring only the new mix.


Abbey Road was released on September 26, six days after Lennon privately told his band mates he was quitting the group.

Fashionable Drake fansite Phrase On Street factors out that Drake has inked the Fab 4's iconic Abbey Street road crossing on his forearm, with one minor modification: he's positioned on the entrance of the road in entrance of John Lennon, and seems to be waving backwards on the band.

Four brand new cocktails and one limited edition dessert will Come Together at The Ivy to celebrate the album's 50th birthday, which can be, enjoyed Any Time At All (within the restaurant's opening hours). Paul holds a a cigarette in his right hand and is barefoot.

The Abbey Road crosswalk has since become a popular London tourist attraction, with Beatles fans regularly having their photo taken recreating the image.


The zebra crossing has become a destination for fans of the Liverpool group over the past five decades, many making the pilgrimage from all over the world every year.

The crossing is also continuously live-streamed on the studio's website.

And yet behind the studio walls, the band was crumbling.

Meanwhile, an Abbey Road deluxe edition has been confirmed for release on September 27th.


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