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Abbey Road Studios given national landmark status

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London’s Abbey Road Studios were declared a national landmark by the UK government today, CNN reports. The famous music complex, where the Beatles recorded the majority of their music, has received a Grade II listed building, a protected status. The designation follows reports that the cash-strapped EMI was putting Abbey Road up for sale to relieve debt. EMI released a statement over the weekend saying it is not selling the studios but that it is “holding preliminary discussions for the revitalisation of Abbey Road with interested and appropriate third parties.”

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