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

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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

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

Fans recreate Beatles’ Abbey Road cover shot 50 years on first appeared on the PBS NewsHour website.

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