Beatles fans celebrate 'Abbey Road' cover photo anniversary

News 09/08/2019

Thousands of Beatles fans showed up at the famous Abbey Road zebra crossing that's found on the band's 1969 album artwork to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the day the photo shoot happened.

NME reports an estimate of 3,500 people were present at the London zebra crossing, located near the intersection of Abbey Road and Grove End road in St. John's Wood. It was directly opposite Abbey Road Studios where the Beatles recorded most of their music.

One fan, dressed as Sir Macca, proposed to his girlfriend while surrounded by men dressed as the other three Beatles. Many fans also brought their guitars and original copies of the 'Abbey Road' record.

 A Paul McCartney impersonator proposes to his girlfriend as a group of Beatles look-alikes recreate the iconic 'Abbey Road' photograph made 50 years ago today, on August 8, 2019 in London, England. 50 years ago today, John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr held up traffic on the zebra crossing outside their recording studio in north London to get the cover shot for the album, Abbey Road
Photo by Leon Neal
Photo by Leon Neal

Many fans recreated the iconic photo and posted across social media platforms, you can see them below.

A Beatles fan holds the original Abbey Road album covers on the 50th anniversary of it's release on 8 August 1969
Photo by Amer Ghazzal
Beatles fans walk across the Abbey Road crossing in London, as fans mark the 50th anniversary of the band doing it for their iconic album cover on 8 August 1969
Photo by Dominic Lipinski