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Potentially brilliant news regarding Abbey Road Studios!
18 February 2010
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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cul…..Trust.html

Looks like I might have to rejoin Laugh

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18 February 2010
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I wrote a piece on this yesterday: http://www.beatlesbible.com/20…..d-studios/

Note that they're just considering whether to mount an appeal. Also, the sale hasn't yet been confirmed by EMI, though it's bound to go ahead in some form. Apparently Abbey Road Studios has been losing money for about 20 years, which makes its future as a studio uncertain.

If the National Trust buys Abbey Road it would likely be converted into a museum, unless they keep part of it open as a separate business. It's an interesting idea but I'm not sure whether that's the best thing. Part of me thinks such a unique studio space should carry on being used (apparently the acoustics in 1 and 2 are second to none), but I'd dearly love it if there was a huge Beatles museum in London.

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18 February 2010
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Joe said:

I wrote a piece on this yesterday: http://www.beatlesbible.com/20…..d-studios/


Sorry Frown

I never saw it………………….and yes, there are so many IFS, however, it's better than nothing!

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18 February 2010
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Oh. I thought it was some government thing. Learn something new every day.

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18 February 2010
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The National Trust? No, it's a charitable org that buys and maintains castles, stately homes and other places of historic importance around Britain. They own some amazing places.

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18 February 2010
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Have you signed the petition?

http://www.petitiononline.com/…..ition.html

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18 February 2010
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I signed it earlier but I'm sure if it helps or not. They would probably prefer UK signatures, or so I would think.

Joe – I was thinking of something along the lines of the National Park Service, but for buildings. Oh well. I'm happy if it stays in British hands rather than some international conglomerate.

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19 February 2010
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19 February 2010
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And Jesus for the save!

Andrew Lloyd Webber? Interesting… So it might still be used to record music, but how can I visit it then?

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19 February 2010
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Lord Andrew himself – yes!

I'd love to think that amongst other things there would be a possibility to visit, even if at very strictly controlled times. I'd be there like a shot.

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19 February 2010
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Same here! I found this the other day. AbbeyRoad\ 60s Drums should tide you over for now. Too cool.

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19 February 2010
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PeterWeatherby said:

Have you signed the petition?

http://www.petitiononline.com/…..ition.html


Just did. Thanks for the link!

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20 February 2010
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I don't understand why Paul doesn't buy it… if Andrew Lloyd Webber can, then why can't Paulie? Even after "the divorce" he still has mega-millions, no?

20 February 2010
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iCaramba said:I don't understand why Paul doesn't buy it… if Andrew Lloyd Webber can, then why can't Paulie? Even after "the divorce" he still has mega-millions, no?


Paul is VERY shrewd when it comes to business and above all else he'd not see this as a busniess venture. It's sad in a way that he thinks like that, but he's well known for being like it.

Lloyd Webber, on the other hand, obviously has a different point of view and good on him!

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20 February 2010
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skye said:Same here! I found this the other day. AbbeyRoad 60s Drums should tide you over for now. Too cool.


Cool link, thanks Skye! :D

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21 February 2010
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Alissa said:

skye said:Same here! I found this the other day. AbbeyRoad 60s Drums should tide you over for now. Too cool.


Cool link, thanks Skye! :D


It wasn't long enough! I loved watching that – thanks Laugh

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21 February 2010
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Before I thought, "It's sad that they're going to sell it, but The Beatles aren't there any more so it's just a building, right?".

And then I watched that video (and yes it's too short) and fangirled over:

  • The stairs
  • The area rugs
  • The drums
  • The microphones
  • The analog mixer thing

And concluded it must be saved! How did EMI manage to screw this up?

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21 February 2010
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Looks like we're saved! http://www.reuters.com/article…..inmentNews

So, who's going to chip in for the renovations? mjb, you're right about Paul's business savvy… is this just a losing proposition?

22 February 2010
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So they're yanking our chain? I don't trust them. Confused

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