Beatles' Abbey Road crossing now is heritage site

Beatles' Abbey Road crossing now is heritage site

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Tourists cross over the zebra crossing in Abbey Road in London, Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. The world-famous zebra crossing which features on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road sleeve has been given "listed" status by the Government. The crossing - just outside the renowned Abbey Road studios, where the Beatles recorded much of their output - has been given Grade II listing by heritage minister John Penrose. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

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The Associated Press

Posted on December 22, 2010 at 10:28 PM

LONDON (AP) -- A London zebra-crossing made famous by a Beatles album cover has been listed as a heritage site.  

Heritage minister John Penrose says Wednesday the crossing at Abbey Road in north London was listed as a testimony to the international fame of the band.  

Every year the crossing draws thousands of visitors, many of whom mimic the Beatles cover photograph in which the band members were shown crossing the road.  

The nearby Abbey Road studios were listed as a heritage site in February.  

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