McCartney: I hope Abbey Road can be saved

Paul McCartney is hopeful that the legendary Abbey Road studios can be saved. Yesterday it emerged that EMI is looking to sell the London recording studio in an attempt to clear its debts.

Interviewed on BBC Newsnight McCartney spoke about a joint bid made by a number of unnamed people closely associated with the studio where The Beatles recorded the majority of their work.

'I do know that there are a few people who have been associated with the studio for a long time who were talking about mounting some bid to save it,' McCartney said.

'I sympathise with them. I hope they can do something, it would be great,' the former member of the Fab Four added. 'Obviously I've got so many memories there with The Beatles and it still is a great studio. So it would be lovely for someone to get a thing together to save it.'

EMI are hoping to earn at least £30m from the sale of the studio. Thankfully the iconic zebra crossing featured on the cover of The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' album is not for sale.

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