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Beatles’ Iconic Abbey Road Crosswalk Gets Repainted Because Nobody Is Outside


A London municipal crew was able to repaint the crosswalk in front of Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles shot the cover to their 1969 album. The area’s usual heavy foot traffic—which you can watch live on a webcam—has been drastically reduced by the city’s social-distancing measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, which made the update possible according to NBC reports. Check it out below.

On Thursday, George Harrison’s son Dhani announced that Harrison’s Material World Foundation is donating $500,000 to the MusiCares Coronavirus Relief Fund. The organization also initiated the Inner Light Challenge, encouraging fans to post covers of the Beatles’ “The Inner Light,” which Harrison wrote. The foundation will donate an additional dollar for every participant up to $100,000.

Abbey Road received a 50th anniversary box set reissue last year, which featured previous unreleased demos and from the band. The album was the best-selling vinyl LP of the 2010s, according to a report from Neilsen Music. A new documentary about the Beatles directed by Peter Jackson is out September 4.



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