Abbey Road Update: National Trust Mulling Purchase

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Abbey Road Update: National Trust Mulling Purchase

lennonabbey.jpg Heritage body the National Trust are considering whether to rescue Abbey Road Studios from an uncertain fate. The St John's Wood recording facility is likely to close after owners EMI announced their intention to sell. After rapid lobbying by the public, the National Trust are taking an interest, possibly with the spokes-help of former Wings frontman Sir Paul McCartney and tub-thumping from Chris Evans. The world's first custom-built recording studio and its attendant zebra crossing have become a shrine to all things Beatle, and are arguably of more cultural worth than any ducal palace or relic of the Duchess of Devonshire. The National Trust are now soliciting public opinion on the possible purchase. If you can squeeze your view into 140 characters or fewer, tweet to #abbeyroad and @nationaltrust. Image by afouracre in the Londonist Flickr pool.

Last Updated 18 February 2010