A few days ago, we heard the sad news that the Abbey Road Studios, where The Beatles recorded most of their albums, was up for sale. Fortunately, the British Government made it a listed building and now EMI, the music company that owns the studios, says it's not for sale any more. According to British laws, listed buildings cannot be altered or changed, especially in the outside aspect.
Not only The Beatles produced their albums there, but also many more important musicians, rock bands and even orchestras: the Harry Potter films soundtrack was recorded there, for instance. But surely, it was the Abbey Road album by The Beatles that immortalised the studios. And the crosswalk in front of the studios,which is in the cover of the album, still draws tourists eager to take photos in this historical spot.
In this video, you can hear Sir George Martin, producer of most of the Beatles' albums, talking about the moment they decided to record Abbey Road, which would be their last album together.