The news regarding EMI’s intention to get rid of the legendary Abbey Road studios to cover some of its debts, has had a great impact in artist and music fans around the world.
Now, one of the former members of the band that contributed to give to the recording studios the international prestige and charisma, ex-Beatle Paul McCartney has opened up about his feelings towards the situation: “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 told BBC Newsnight.
“And I sympathise with them. I hope they can do something, it would be great. 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.”
McCartney explained he keeps amazing memories of the London studios and truly whishes that a financial group can buy the building and protect the legacy. Those walls have seen how music history was built up since day one.
EMI, owned by private equity firm Terra Firma, is reportedly set to sell the studios for around $50 million to pay off a portion of its debts.