Last word on Abbey Road

Last word on Abbey Road


norman lebrecht

February 26, 2010

Nothing has been solved by the British Government’s preservation order on Abbey Road studios. All it means is that the building cannot be demolished for the time being, although it can and will continue to lose money – or not make enough – for its owners, EMI, and their owners, the hedge fund Terra Firma.

So what’s to be done? I shall be talking about it at 2pm New York time today with John Schaefer on WNYC’s Soundcheck. If you’re snowbound or otherwise free, you can listen in real time or playback at your leisure just here


  • austin gil says:

    as someone from the yank side of the pond,i can only hope you don’t adopt the demented materialist ways so pervasive here. ie the mindset that could justify the destruction of an architechtural treasure such as penn. station in nyc. please venerate your treasures!
    abbey road studios is truly among them.
    a.g. nj usa

  • Tommy says:

    Surely it’s worth mentioning that, as reported in many media outlets this week, EMI is exploring partnerships to ‘retain and revitalise’ the studios.
    That, together with the listed status, is a good thing. Isn’t it?