Abbey Road Studios Should Be Saved, Paul McCartney Says
Published Feb 18, 2010Former Beatle Paul McCartney spoke out this week in support of saving Abbey Road Studios, which, as we previously told you, has been put up for sale.
The studio, most famous for having one of the Beatles most legendary albums named after it, is currently owned by EMI, who have recently put the North London studio on the open market, the Financial Times reports. With the sale, the struggling record company could stand to profit up to 30 million pounds (about $49 million Canadian), according to the BBC.
McCartney told the BBC on Tuesday (February 16) that he thinks Abbey Road is "still a great studio so it would be lovely for someone to get a thing together to save it... I have had so many great memories there with the Beatles."
One group, the National Trust, has posted on its website that it would be interested in buying the studio and preserving it for future generations.
Meanwhile, despite his reminiscing and praise for Abbey Road, McCartney did not step up to the plate to confirm that he would help in the efforts to save the studio. However, he say that "a few people who have been associated with the studio for a long time" were looking into the situation and considering action to save it, but he wouldn't name anyone or say that he himself would be involved.