Beatles fans will cross Abbey Road this morning 40 years to the minute after the band created one of the most iconic album covers of all time.
The Beatles walked across a zebra crossing on the road in St John’s Wood, north London, at 11.35am on August 8 1969, for an image caught on the cover of their classic album Abbey Road. Fans gathering to commemorate the event will be led across the road by Beatles tribute band Sgt Pepper’s Only Dartboard Band, who will be wearing replicas of the clothes the Beatles wore four decades earlier. The tour will be led by Richard Porter, a professional Beatles tour guide and owner of the Beatles Coffee Shop at St John’s Wood Underground station. The tour starts at Marylebone station at 9.20am, and fans from all over London have been encouraged to come along and join in the celebrations. Mr Porter said: "There is no need to book, just turn up at the meeting point." Every day, fans from around the world walk over the Abbey Road zebra crossing to see the studios where the Beatles recorded most of their songs.