Breaking news: Abbey Road saved forever

Breaking news: Abbey Road saved forever


norman lebrecht

December 22, 2010

The BBC has just reported that the zebra crossing outside Abbey Road studios have been listed by English Heritage as a site of supreme cultural importance. They cannot now be altered in any way without massive bureaucratic procedure.

The studios themselves will probably be up for sale next month when EMI is broken up by Citibank in pursuit of its heavy loans.
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  • patrick says:

    The triumph of pop imagery over cultural history – a price that consumerism is always happy to pay.

  • Ghillie says:

    Strawberry Fields forever!