We’re cross about this
Beatles Abbey Road landmark dug up
BEATLES fans weren’t Abbey to see this iconic zebra crossing had been dug up during road resurfacing.
Fab Four lovers from all over the world flock to the crossing to emulate John, Paul, George and Ringo walking over it on the cover of 1969 album Abbey Road – but many this week had to contend with machinery spoiling the scene.
The crossing is outside Abbey Road studios in St John’s Wood, North West London, where the band recorded most of their output, and is Grade Ii-listed as a monument of special interest.
But fans need not worry because the works, in which the road surface was relaid before the lines were repainted, was due to finish yesterday.
Those whose snaps were spoiled can take some solace in the fact that it is not the actual crossing from the cover – it was moved several feet for traffic management reasons 35 years ago.
George, Paul, Ringo & John on album cover Iconic crossing dug up