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Abbey Road crossing gets 'listed'.

THE world-famous zebra crossing which features on the cover of the Beatles' Abbey Road album sleeve has been given "listed" status by the Government. George Harrison, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and John Lennon are seen crossing the road in Ian Macmillan's cover shot, later emulated by dozens of other bands. 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.

Sir Paul welcomed the news, saying: "It's been a great year for me and a great year for the Beatles and hearing that the Abbey Road crossing is to be preserved is the icing on the cake."

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* WALK ON: The Beatles on the Abbey Road crossing. It is the first listing of its kind as such status is normally afforded only to buildings
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Dec 23, 2010
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