When Paul McCartney crosses any street in the world, there are probably people cheering and snapping photos of him — but when he’s crossing Abbey Road, the entire world takes notice.
The beloved musician was back in London recently and he gave his fans a treat by walking on the iconic crosswalk used by he and his Beatles bandmates on the cover of 1969’s “Abbey Road.” McCartney shared a video of the moment, shot by his daughter Mary McCartney, on Instagram on July 23.
In the short clip, you can hear people screaming and see dozens of onlookers cheering and capturing the moment for themselves as the 76-year-old music icon strolls across the road, stylishly holding his jacket across his shoulder. He even hammed it up for the camera for a second! How can you not love Sir Paul?
Mary McCartney shared another video of her dad crossing Abbey Road the other way after patiently waiting for a van to drive past:
McCartney has been spending a lot of time at some of The Beatles’ old stomping grounds lately. Last week he also performed a “secret show” at Abbey Road Studios for his upcoming album “Egypt Station.”
He recently shared some great photos of himself working in that legendary studio where The Beatles recorded many of their albums, including “Revolver,” “Rubber Soul” and “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” Seeing him back in that room making music is enough to give any fan chills.
A couple days after crossing Abbey Road, McCartney delighted more fans by playing a secret show at the Cavern Club, the Liverpool venue where The Beatles performed hundreds of times before becoming world famous. The show saw only 200 free tickets given out to people who stood in line for hours.
On Instagram, McCartney called the performance “fabulous” and said it “brought back loads of beautiful memories.”
He also recently hit the road in Liverpool with James Corden as part of the talk show host’s “Carpool Karaoke” series. If you’re a fan of the singer at all, it’s definitely worth a watch.
McCartney’s new record, “Egypt Station,” is due out on Sept. 7.