Friday, February 19, 2010
Beatles History For Sale: EMI puts Abbey Road Studios up for sale
If you haven't already heard, EMI has put Abbey Road Studios up for sale. I just heard the news today so I don't quite know why EMI has decided to put the studio up for sale. I'm going to repeat what thousands are already saying right now: don't sell Abbey Road Studios. Simple folks will know that the studio shares the same name as the Beatles' 1969 album. While this is true, Abbey Road Studio is so much more than that. Not only did the Beatles record a bulk of their classic albums there but other artists have recorded masterpieces there as well. Ever heard of Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon? That was recorded there along with countless other masterpieces. Other articles will tell you that the studio serves for more than music studio. During World War II, the studio was used to record propaganda for the British Government.
I wouldn't worry about the studio going anywhere. Andrew Llyod Weber has said he's very interested in buying the studio. Paul McCartney is even helping out to save the studio.