THE ABBEY HABIT! It's the Most Imitated Image in Pop History. Forty Years on, How the Beatles' Abbey Road Has Inspired an Astonishing Array of 'Cover' Versions

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THE ABBEY HABIT! It's the Most Imitated Image in Pop History. Forty Years on, How the Beatles' Abbey Road Has Inspired an Astonishing Array of 'Cover' Versions


THEIR record label said it wouldn't sell because it did not feature the names of the band or the LP, but 40 years on and 12million sales later, the most famous album cover of all time has been copied all over the world. Dozens of bands - ranging from Booker T & The MGs to the puppet characters from TVs Sesame Street - have recreated their own versions of John, Paul, George and Ringo striding across the zebra crossing outside the Abbey Road studios on August 8, 1969.

Here are 40 copies of the Fab Four.

The Rutles Shabby Road

Bob & Tom Shabbey Road

Booker T & The MGs McLemore Avenue

The Smithereens Video for Drown In My Own Tears

Ren & Stimpy You Eediot!

Paul McCartney Paul Is Live

Sesame Street Sesame Road

Four Bitchin' Babes Gabby Road

Dave Maclean & Montana Country Country Beatles

The Community Of St Saviour's Monastery -- Franciscan Road

Rolling Stone magazine cover The Simpsons Make Rock History

Various artists Beatles Regrooved

Truck Stop Immer Geradeaus

Los Minitronicos Proyecto Beatles

The Heshoo Beshoo Group Armitage Road

Percewood's Onagram Lessons For Virgins

New York City Soulful Road

The King's Singers The Beatles Connection

Ivor Biggun Partners In Grime

Snoopy's Beatles Snoopy's Classiks

Grassmasters Beatles Grass

The Silver Beatles -- Perform A Tribute To The Beatles

Sttella A. …

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