Photobombing the lasting memories of total strangers is something most of us have done on a night out.

But none have ended up quite as iconic as this one.

The Beatles‘ famous Abbey Road album cover features probably the greatest photobomb of all time – and it was a complete accident.

But did you ever spot it?

On the cover of the 1969 album, the Fab Four walk in a line across a zebra crossing in North West London.

And in the background, a mystery man stands at the side of the road.

The man, wearing a brown jacket and white shirt, was tracked down a number of years later, but not before a number of people claimed it was them.

He is in fact an American tourist named Paul Cole, who was standing waiting for his wife when the famous photograph was captured.

He once told The Mirror: “[I told her] ‘I’ve seen enough museums. I’ll just stay out here and see what’s going on outside’.”

© Provided by Trinity Mirror Shared Services Limited Credits: Youtube It was at that moment that he was struck by the sight of four men striding across the road, especially by the fact that one of them – Paul McCartney – wasn’t wearing any shoes.

He said: “I just happened to look up, and I saw those guys walking across the street like a line of ducks.

“A bunch of kooks, I called them, because they were rather radical-looking at that time.

“You didn’t walk around in London barefoot.”

Paul was later shocked to see himself standing in the background on the cover of the album.

He added: “I saw the album and I recognized myself right away.

“I said to my children, ‘Get a magnifying glass out and you’ll see me’.”

He sadly died in 2008, at the age of 98.