The Beatles were one of the most iconic bands of all time, and to this day, you'd be hard pressed to find another group that's as big as the "fab four" were.
While everything Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, John Lennon, and George Harrison touched turned to gold, their 11th studio album Abbey Road, ended up being one of their most popular ones for a number of reasons.
Not only was the 1969 album their last release as a band, the cover also created a lot of buzz over the years. Due to its hidden details and rumors about the band members, the cover has given way to a number of conspiracy theories that continue to puzzle Beatlemaniacs today.
One of the biggest conspiracy theories was that "Paul is dead" and has been replaced with a lookalike. Fans alleged that this is the reason why he appeared barefoot while crossing the street and his step wasn't in sync with the others.
Well, as we all have known for a long time now, Paul McCartney is not dead. The singer-songwriter is still very much alive and has even taken some time out of his busy schedule to recreate the iconic Abbey Road crossing.
The legendary entertainer is gearing up for the release of his upcoming album Egypt Station, and stopped by Abbey Road Studios for a "secret" performance. But McCartney's visit to the London studio wouldn't have been complete had he not stepped across the famous street he and his band mates crossed back in 1969.
This time, 76-year-old rocker is wearing shoes (he didn't wear his sandals 49 years ago because it was too hot), and instead of a suit, he donned colored jeans and held his jacket over his shoulders.
The video of his stroll was captured by his daughter Mary McCartney, and was later uploaded to McCartney's official Instagram page.
The short clip reached over one million views in less than 24 hours, and fans couldn't help but express their joy within the comments.
"I can’t stop watching" wrote one user. "I adore you for doing this!!" Another echoed a similar sentiment calling it the "coolest thing ever."
Others called him "iconic," "legendary," and "the real MVP."
This is the second time that McCartney has taken us down memory lane recently.
Last month, it was his turn in the passenger seat for James Corden's Carpool Karaoke segment of The Late Late Show.
The duo sang a few of McCartney's hits, but it was "Let it Be" that pushed Corden to tears. The singer then proceeded to explain how the song came to be and the meaning behind it.
"I had a dream in the '60s where my mom, who died, came to me in the dream and was reassuring me, saying, 'it's gonna be OK. Just let it be.'" McCartney recalled. "She gave me the positive word. So I woke up and I went 'What was that? What'd she say? Let it be? I've never heard that. That's kinda good.'"
"So I wrote the song 'Let it Be,' [and it was] about positivity," he added.
The pair also stopped by another spot that was important to the band: Penny Lane. It was the actual street in Liverpool that inspired the hit song of the same name.
Although McCartney enjoys looking back, he still lots to look forward to. Not only does he have an album coming out on September 7, he will also be embarking on his "Freshen Up" North American and European tour 10 days later.
We can't wait to see what the surprise performance at Abbey Roads Studios is!
Are you happy to see McCartney recreate the street-crossing he did 49 years ago?