42 years ago this August, the late Iain Macmillan shot of the most iconic photos in music history. The photographer and friend of Yoko Ono was given about 15 minutes perched atop a ladder while police stopped traffic on Abbey Road outside The Beatles’ recording studio of choice with the same name. John, Paul, George, and Ringo walked back and forth across the zebra crossing a handful of times. Macmillan only took seven or eight photos. This was one of them.
Thousands of people (sometimes at the risk of life and limb) visit Abby Road every year to pay homage to the Fab Four and get their own snapshots reenacting the album cover. This is evidenced by scores of photography and a timelapse video, but you can also watch it live.
Abbey Road Studios set up a live web cam that streams the action from the Abbey Road crosswalk 24/7/365. Most of the tourists are doing it wrong, of course, but if you watch long enough you can catch a crew that captures the pose perfectly.