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Abbey Road studios for sale

Here’s your chance to own a little piece of history. According to the Associated Press, the cash-strapped music label EMI is looking to unload Abbey Road studios, the legendary recording mecca (and tourist attraction) where the Beatles recorded some of their most famous songs, including those on their final studio album, 1969’s Abbey Road. While EMI would not comment on the sale, it’s believed that the studio could raise tens of millions of dollars. EMI has seen several high-profile acts like Radiohead and the Rolling Stones jump ship amidst cutbacks resulting from its acquisition by the private equity firm Terra Firma Capital Partners in 2007. EMI originally bought the Georgian town house in London’s residential St. John’s Wood neighborhood in 1929 and turned it into one of the industry’s most cutting-edge studios where such rock n’ roll classics as Radiohead’s OK Computer and Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon were recorded.