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Fans mark 50 years since ‘Abbey Road’ cover photo

Reuters

People take pictures as The Beatles cover band members walk on the zebra crossing on Abbey Road in London on Thursday.

Reuters LONDON (Reuters) — Hundreds of people gathered at the world’s most famous zebra crossing on Thursday to mark the 50th anniversary of the day The Beatles created one of the best-known album covers in music history and an image imitated by countless fans ever since.

The picture of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr striding over the pedestrian crossing on Abbey Road was taken outside the EMI Recording Studios where they made the 1969 album of the same name.

Scottish photographer Iain Macmillan took just six shots of the group on the crossing, with the fifth used as the cover of the band’s 11th studio album, released on Sept. 26, 1969.Speech

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