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McCartney Hopes Abbey Road Plan Will Come Together (EMI selling Abbey Road but maybe not the name)
NY Times ^ | February 17, 2010, 10:51 am | BEN SISARIO

Posted on 02/17/2010 12:30:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise

One of Abbey Road Studios’ most famous clients hopes that the facility, which has reportedly been put up for sale, can be saved. Paul McCartney, speaking to the BBC’s Newsnight television show on Tuesday, said there have been efforts to save Abbey Road by “a few people who have been associated with the studio for a long time,” although he did not name those people or include himself among them.

“I have so many memories there with the Beatles,” he added. “It still is a great studio. So it would be lovely for someone to get a thing together to save it.”

The Financial Times, citing anonymous sources, has reported that EMI... had put the building on the market; EMI has not commented on the report.

(Excerpt) Read more at artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: abbeyroad; beatlemania; harrypotter; lotr; paulmccartney; pinkfloyd; prettythings; thebeatles

1 posted on 02/17/2010 12:30:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise

Financial Times/CNN link:

http://www.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/02/16/emi.abbey.road.ft/index.html


2 posted on 02/17/2010 12:31:11 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: 537cant be wrong; Aeronaut; bassmaner; Bella_Bru; Big Guy and Rusty 99; Brian Allen; cgk; ...

rock and roll PING


3 posted on 02/17/2010 12:32:21 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: a fool in paradise
two of the greatest rock and roll albums ever came out of there.

You'd think some of these guys could afford it with pocket change, but wdik.

4 posted on 02/17/2010 12:34:30 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (yeah, you can quote me.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Too bad Paul McCartney doesn’t know anyone who has money. Maybe he can get Heather Mills to buy it.


5 posted on 02/17/2010 12:35:19 PM PST by Question Liberal Authority ("My...health care plan is a Bolshevik plot... which will destroy America." - Barack Obama)
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To: a fool in paradise

Maca, If you want it saved, buy it. Pretty simple really.


6 posted on 02/17/2010 12:38:10 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: the invisib1e hand

What?! Spend their own money?! Are you whacked? That is so NOT the liberal way.


7 posted on 02/17/2010 12:39:30 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: a fool in paradise

Paul was barefoot in the original.


8 posted on 02/17/2010 12:40:04 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: a fool in paradise
although he did not name those people or include himself among them.

Interesting.

9 posted on 02/17/2010 12:40:15 PM PST by bgill (The framers of the US Constitution established an entire federal government in 18 pages.)
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To: a fool in paradise

So write the check already.


10 posted on 02/17/2010 12:40:34 PM PST by bigbob
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To: a fool in paradise

THAT SHOULD BE A NATIONAL SHRINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


11 posted on 02/17/2010 12:41:03 PM PST by Mr. K (This administration IS WEARING OUT MY CAPSLOCK KEY!)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Recording of the album began on the 21 February 1967 in studio three of Abbey Road Studios at the same time the Beatles were recording Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and the Pretty Things were recording S.F. Sorrow. The album was produced by Norman Smith, an EMI staff member who had previously engineered all of the Beatles' recordings up to 1965's Rubber Soul. Smith would go on to produce Pink Floyd's follow up album, A Saucerful of Secrets.

12 posted on 02/17/2010 12:42:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: Drill Thrawl

The funny thing is that George Martin took over EMI’s Parlophone Record label in the 1950s and it was from that the Beatles got signed in the first place.

But the cost of doing business in England isn’t what it once was.


13 posted on 02/17/2010 12:47:02 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: a fool in paradise

Does 5% appear to small?


14 posted on 02/17/2010 12:58:04 PM PST by Drill Thrawl (Another day, another injury, another step closer. Are you prepared?)
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To: Drill Thrawl

be thankful I don’t take it all....

HELP! was made “internationally” as a tax dodge “holiday”.


15 posted on 02/17/2010 1:00:24 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: Question Liberal Authority
Too bad Paul McCartney doesn’t know anyone who has money. Maybe he can get Heather Mills to buy it.

Even post-divorce, Paul could still put the studio on his Mastercard (I think Billy Connolly had a joke about McCartney purchasing an island that way).

16 posted on 02/17/2010 1:03:37 PM PST by Charles Martel ("Endeavor to persevere...")
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To: a fool in paradise
It's a really impressive sight.When I was there (’07) I badly needed a hip replacement so the picture we have of us crossing the zebra crossing shows me limping like an amputee.But seeing it *does* give one a sense of (music) history.
18 posted on 02/17/2010 1:32:40 PM PST by Gay State Conservative (Host The Beer Summit-->Win The Nobel Peace Prize!)
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To: a fool in paradise
If I had the money I would buy it and turn the main room (where the Beatles did much of their recording) into an interactive anamatronic exhibit showing how the Beatles and all the other great bands recorded music there. Then I would have one of the other studio rooms set up so that visitors could record their own song/video with their fav artist who recorded at Abbey Road.

Of course one would have to cut all those folks in on the deal if you could get them to agree but I think it would be a big seller if you could manage to keep the price between 25-50 bucks American for a DVD to take home!

19 posted on 02/17/2010 1:43:36 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: FrdmLvr
"Paul was barefoot in the original."

They weren't in their "Pepper's" Costumes either


20 posted on 02/17/2010 1:46:24 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the next one...)
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To: Mad Dawgg

As some of the reports have said, it’s about the only studio in London where orchestras can record and that goes hand in hand with film production (scores).

Keep it operational.

And like “Sam Phillips (Sun) Studios”, people will continue to go there to record on the legacy (and sound) of the rooms.


21 posted on 02/17/2010 1:48:55 PM PST by a fool in paradise (DON'T SAY "Happy Valentines' Day". It's Happy Holidays! This is the Holiday Season (Prez Day Feb15))
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To: Mad Dawgg

Barefoot and with a cigarette in his right hand. I think that was removed also.


22 posted on 02/17/2010 10:13:35 PM PST by Tainan (Cogito, ergo conservatus)
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To: a fool in paradise

kewl but that’s before “the floyd” were really good, imho. (ducking, ‘cause you’re probably an “obscured by clouds” fanatic).


23 posted on 02/18/2010 5:06:07 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (yeah, you can quote me.)
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