Paul McCartney moseys back and forth across Abbey Road

In 1969, The Beatles released Abbey Road. Its iconic cover showing all four Beatles strolling cross the real Abbey Road's crosswalk in London has been mimicked by tourists many times over the years. This time Paul McCartney did the honors of crossing the street, this time in shoes, some 49 years later.

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🎥@maryamccartney #PaulMcCartney #EgyptStation #AbbeyRoad

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His daughter Mary captured this video as he walked back across. She captioned it, "Why did the Beatle cross the Abbey Road":

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Why did the Beatle cross the Abbey Road 🚶🏽‍♂️

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The answer: to perform a "secret show" at Abbey Road Studios of four new songs from his upcoming solo album Egypt Station (September 7).

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Also of interest, check out these "before" photos and these outtakes from the album cover's photo shoot.

Previously: Paul McCartney takes James Corden on a tour through Liverpool

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