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Beatles-Related Street Crossing Gets National Preservation Status

The Abbey Road street crossing has been listed at Grade II status for its "cultural and historical importance," meaning, we suppose, that it will be very difficult for anyone to build a mall over it. Says Minister for Tourism and Heritage John Penrose: "This London zebra crossing is no castle or cathedral but, thanks to the Beatles and a 10-minute photo-shoot one August morning in 1969, it has just as strong a claim as any to be seen as part of our heritage." Meanwhile, in America, all of the roads on which Bon Jovi did iconic things continue to go unrecognized. [BBC via Spinner]