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Abbey Road

The famous “Abbey Road Studios” is under threat from proposed development.

As reported by Sir Andrew lloyd Webber has thrown his not to inconsiderable wealth behind a plan to save the studios, saying it is “vital for the future of the music industry in the UK” to save the north London venue where he and the Beatles laid down much of their work.

A spokesman for the composer and impressario said he first recorded there in 1967 with Tim Rice. “Abbey Road has such great facilities, with three major recording studios, and Andrew has probably brought more musicians to record there than anyone else, because it has the capacity to record large orchestral productions.”

Lloyd Webber threw his hat into the ring to save the studios, which gave their name to a Beatles album, as concern grew over cash-strapped EMI’s plan to sell them.

Sir Paul McCartney has raised hopes that someone will buy them (although hasn’t promised to try himself) and the National Trust, already the owner of the childhood homes of McCartney and John Lennon, has expressed cautious interest after DJ Chris Evans suggested it should step in.

The government has promised to fast-track a long-standing recommendation from English Heritage that the 19th century building should be officially listed.

Here is “a day in the life” (wrong album..I know) of the famous zebra crossing


February 21, 2010 - Posted by | New News, Video | , ,


  1. Abbey Road for me is probably the Beatles best album (Revolver close second) *stands back for all to disagree*

    I can’t read the name Andrew Lloyd Webber without thinking of the Crowded House song Chocolate Cake:

    Not everyone in New York would pay
    To see Andrew Lloyd Webber
    May his trousers fall down as he bows
    To the queen and the crown
    I don’t know what tune that the orchestra played
    But it went by me sickly and sentimental


    Comment by bigrab | February 21, 2010 | Reply

  2. I agree, though Rubber Soul is right up there for me as well as In My Life is one of my all time favourite songs.

    Whilst I like the White Album I have never been overly keen on either Revover or Sgt Pepper.


    Comment by thehelplessdancer | February 21, 2010 | Reply

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