Come Together! Thousands of Beatles fans flock to Abbey Road to walk across famous zebra crossing and mark 50 years since iconic album was released

  • Around 2,000 Beatles fans are at Abbey Road in London trying to recreate iconic album cover photo
  • The Fab Four held up traffic on August 8, 1969, to get famous shot of them walking over a zebra crossing
  • Abbey Road Studios invited fans in to pose next to giant version of picture and said atmosphere was ‘fun’
  • Traffic is being held up by sheer number of people and police are at the scene to maintain safety 

Thousands of Beatles fans have today flocked to the iconic London zebra crossing that was the focus of their Abbey Road album to mark 50 years since the picture was taken.

John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr held up traffic on August 8, 1969 by posing on the crossing outside their recording studio to capture the famous shot, taken by freelance photographer Iain Macmillan.

And their dedicated fans clamoured to do the same thing today as they packed out the roads in St John’s Wood.

It is believed around 2,000 fans have been outside Abbey Road Studios so far with lines stretching around both sides of the pavement.

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