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'Come together!': Beatles' Abbey Road turns 50

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'Come together!': Beatles' Abbey Road turns 50

'Come together!': Beatles' Abbey Road turns 50

Thursday marks five decades since a photographer took that image of the Beatles crossing London's Abbey Road.

It's now one of the most iconic images in music history as well as one of the most imitated.

Matthew Larotonda reports.


'Come together!': Beatles' Abbey Road turns 50

That iconic moment.

That iconic album.

That photo of the Beatles' Abbey Road, one of the most famous music compilations of one of the most famous bands of all time, turned 50 years old on Thursday (August 8).

And on that sacred street in London, the actual Abbey Road, throngs of tourists and fans blocked up traffic to have their own little crossing.

It was an official 50th anniversary fan event outside Abbey Road studios, which sits just a few feet away.

The place has been a shrine for tourists for decades.

It's even a protected historic site by the British government.

Hundreds cross it every day.

But this crowd is overwhelming even for peak summer.

The picture of John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr was taken by Iain Macmillan, a Scottish photographer and it's said it only took him 10 minutes to get the shot.

They recorded the album in the same studios.

It would be the last album recorded by all four members of the band.

They split up less than a year later.

Universal Music announced on Thursday that it will be releasing a 50th anniversary edition of the album.

It goes on sale in September.

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