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Fans gather to recreate iconic Abbey Road photo

Aug 8, 2019, 1:17 PM | Updated: 1:18 pm
Fans dressed as lookalikes walk across the Abbey Road zebra crossing on the 50th anniversary of Bri...
Fans dressed as lookalikes walk across the Abbey Road zebra crossing on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for their album cover of 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
(AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Fifty years ago four men and a photographer caused a bit of traffic delay so they could take a picture for their upcoming album. On Thursday, hundreds of fans delayed traffic so they could participate in a recreation of the iconic photo.

Fans gathered in remembrance and celebration of the iconic cover of the album “Abbey Road.”

The crosswalk is in a borough of Camden and the city of Westminster in London.

Iain Macmillan took the original photo at 11:35 a.m. on Aug. 8, 1969.

Two months later the band released the album “Abbey Road” on Sept. 26, 1969.

The band released its final album, “Let It Be,” a few months later in May of 1970.

A man in a whi has been identified as American tourist Paul Cole, according to the Mirror.

He was quoted in the Mirror as one who saw some barefoot men crossing the road.

Cole did not think too highly of such behavior.

“I just happened to look up, and I saw those guys walking across the street like a line of ducks,” Cole said.

“A bunch of kooks, I called them, because they were rather radical-looking at that time. … You didn’t walk around in London barefoot.”

To mark the 50th anniversary of the album’s release, the coalition of record labels over The Beatles music is releasing a box set of the album.

The “4 Disc Abbey Road Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition” box set has 40 tracks and a 100-page hardbound book with a foreword by Paul McCartney.

Thousands of fans gather to walk across the Abbey Road zebra crossing, on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for the cover of their album 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Fans pose for a photograph as yhousands of fans gather to walk across the Abbey Road zebra crossing, on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for the cover of their album 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) A fan carries a copy of the album 'Abbey Road' as he crosses the Abbey Road zebra crossing on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for their album cover of 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album cover. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Thousands of fans gather to walk across the Abbey Road zebra crossing, on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for the cover of their album 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album.(Dominic Lipinski/PA via AP) The road is blocked and the crossing obscured as thousands of fans gather to walk across the Abbey Road zebra crossing on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for their album cover of 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Fans dressed as lookalikes walk across the Abbey Road zebra crossing on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for their album cover of 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) A fan carries a copy of the album 'Abbey Road' as he crosses the Abbey Road zebra crossing on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it for their album cover of 'Abbey Road' in St Johns Wood in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the album. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth) Anti Brexit demonstrators join Beatles fans, with signs reflecting Beatles songs, to walk across Abbey Road crossing on the 50th anniversary of British pop musicians The Beatles doing it, on Abbey Road in London, Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019. They aimed to cross 50 years to the minute since the 'Fab Four' were photographed for the Abbey Road album. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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