El cruce peatonal más famoso del mundo  hoy cumple 40 años desde que la banda se retrató allí para la portada del disco.


Millones de fans se acercan hasta allí y cruzan como ellos la calle de doble sentido, copian sus movimientos y se hacen fotos. Todos son amantes de la música de los Beatles, que el 8 de agosto de 1969 se retrataron en Abbey Road, por lo que hoy se cumplen 40 años.

La foto se convirtió en la portada del disco con ese nombre, el último que grabaron, y una de las más famosas en la historia de la música. Ninguna otra carátula estuvo literalmente más cerca de los Beatles, ya que en ese paso de cebra estaba su estudio de grabación. «Los Beatles llegaron ya por la mañana al cruce», explica Richard Porter, experto en el grupo.

 «Eso para ellos era temprano, porque normalmente sus sesiones de grabación empezaban a las dos de la tarde. Pero se encontraron a propósito tan pronto para que los fans no molestaran en la sesión fotográfica».

El motivo era más cómodo para ellos que un viaje al Himalaya, ya que originalmente el disco iba a llamarse ’Everest’. Así que, en lugar de la montaña más alta del mundo, la foto fue bien sencilla: John Lennon, Ringo Starr, Paul McCartney y George Harrison cruzan de izquierda a derecha la calle. Todos de perfil.

Lennon tiene las manos en los bolsillos de su pantalón de traje blanco, y sólo McCartney sobresale un poco, porque está descalzo, no va al mismo ritmo y tiene un cigarrillo en la mano.

Cuarenta años después, miles de fans intentan captar ese mismo momento, para sufrimiento de muchos conductores que a menudo tienen que esperar porque la gente cruza la calle muy lentamente, se queda parada o retrocede para volver a empezar e inmortalizarse allí.

«Hay que llegar temprano. Entonces la luz es buena y no hay tanta gente», afirma un turista, Ansgar Bellersen, que acude para el aniversario justo cuando un padre de familia estadounidense ordena, sin ningún humor y con voz áspera, a su familia de cuatro miembros cómo cruzar.

Pero Bellersen no es cualquier fan, ya que organiza dos páginas de Internet dedicadas a los Beatles en Alemania y no duda de la importancia de la imagen.

«Es un icono, no se puede llamar de otro modo». Y también conoce la teoría de la conspiración surgida apenas publicada la foto.

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