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- Posted on Feb 17th 2010 5:04AM by Barnaby Smith
The studios in St John's Wood, Northwest London, was where the Beatles recorded from 1962 to 1970, and was also used by Pink Floyd and Cliff Richard. Abbey Road is owned by troubled music giant EMI who have reportedly put the studios up for sale in the hope of raising up to £30m to help them out of debt.
"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 the BBC. "I sympathise with them. I hope they can do something, it'd be great."
He added, "I've got so many great memories there with the Beatles and it's still a great studio."
It was revealed on Tuesday that EMI needs to raise £100m from investors in order to prevent breaching its arrangement with US lenders Citigroup. The sale of the studio would eat some way into that debt.
Abbey Road has been a working studio since 1931, when Sir Edward Elgar conducted a session with the London Symphony Orchestra to mark its opening. Recent artists to make use of Abbey Road include Panic at the Disco, Mike Oldfield and Oasis.