Saturday, August 08, 2009

It Was 40 Years Ago Today...

LONDON – Beatles fans mobbed London's Abbey Road on the 40th anniversary of the famous photo that turned this ordinary London street into a musical pilgrimage site.
Hundreds of fans swarmed the site Saturday morning, bringing traffic to a standstill.
Abbey Road cuts through the swish north London neighborhood of St. John's Wood and is where the Fab Four recorded much of their work.
It became a part of music history after the Beatles were featured on the cover of the eponymous album walking on the street's crosswalk.
Tourists flock to the site every day to recreate the iconic scene, much to the annoyance of locals.
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In just watching a little bit today, I've seen several groups of four crossing over, including one individual wearing a white suit.
This posted today, Monday August 10th in The Sun
KILLJOY officials want to move the zebra crossing featured on the cover of The Beatles' Abbey Road album - claiming it is a death trap. 

Councillors say tourists flocking to be snapped on the road are causing crashes, with the accident rate on the rise. 

There have been four more this decade than during the 80s and 90s. 

Last weekend marked the 40th anniversary of the photo taken outside the Abbey Road recording studio in St John's Wood, North West London. 

Hundreds of fans gathered there on Saturday as Sgt Pepper's Only Dartboard Band, dressed in replica clothing, played Beatles hits. 

But Lindsey Hall, a councillor in the Abbey Road ward, pointed out there had been 22 accidents there since 2000. 

She said: "Maybe it's time to end this once and for all and move the zebra crossing. It may end up with that." 

Colleague Judith Warner added: "I have asked our transport department if it is in the most appropriate place." 

Fans vowed to fight any attempts to move the iconic crossing. 

And last night a spokesman for Westminster City Council hinted they may let it be. 

He said: "There is nothing to indicate any more cause for concern than on any other road."
Let it Be!
Thanks Zed!


Marvin said...

okay you fools, just close down the street and make it a walk only thingie. Sheesh, you'd think they have never heard of such a thing. Strests like this exist everywhere