Beatles Abbey Road Artwork Anniversary Celebrated By Fans

Hundreds turn up in NW8 to recreate the iconic LP cover

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The Beatles iconic artwork for their Abbey Road LP had its 40th anniversary celebrated by hundreds of fans on Saturday (August 8).

The famous photo of The Beatles walking across the zebra crossing near Abbey Road Studios in north west London was recreated by Beatles lookalikes.

The celebratory day for fans to gather in NW8 at the crossing, was initiated by Beatles tour guide and cafe owner Richard Porter who said: “The picture is just so easy to copy – well normally it is easy to copy. It is simple and it’s like a shrine to the Beatles.”

The Beatles former road manager Tony Bramwell also attended the 40th anniversary celebrations, and commented: “Other than Paul and Ringo, I’m the only person alive who was here on that day. It’s great to see that the whole thing carries on. Through the musical genres and revolutions of the last 40 years the Beatles are still number one.”

For more on The Beatles, see the Beatles-special September Uncut – On sale now!

The latest issue, also comes with a free special themed CD; ‘Pre-fabs: the songs that influenced John, Paul, George & Ringo’.

The 15-track compilation includes Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, Little Richard and Carl Perkins. Full Beatles CD track list here.

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