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Friday's Scene in London: The Rocker and the Royal

Prince* Harry, Jon Bon Jovi meet up at Abbey Road Studios in support of Harry's Invictus Games

(Newser) - As Prince Harry—or just "Harry," as he now prefers to be called —is undergoing his "transition" from senior royal to a "privately funded [member] of the Royal Family," he's squeezing in some final duties. What made it onto his itinerary Friday: a... More »

50 Years On, 'Fab Four' Hit Abbey Road

Thousands mark 50th anniversary of album cover shot

(Newser) - Fifty years to the day after the Beatles walked across Abbey Road in London, thousands followed in their footsteps, including a newly engaged Paul McCartney lookalike. The Evening Standard reports "an estimated 2,000 fans" gathered Thursday to re-create one of the most iconic album covers of all time.... More »

You Could Spend a Night at Abbey Road

Fill the legendary recording studio with the sounds of your snoring

(Newser) - For nine years, the Beatles filled Abbey Road Studios with the sounds of some of their most famous recordings. For one night in October, you could fill it with the sounds of your snoring. Travel and Leisure reports Airbnb—in partnership with DJ and producer Mark Ronson—is giving away... More »

Abbey Road Not For Sale: EMI

Company turned down $46M bid

(Newser) - Abbey Road Studios owner EMI is not looking to sell the legendary operation after all, according to officials. The music conglomerate is working on a "revitalization project" and a "sustantial injection" of fresh capital to make the iconic studios profitable again, said a statement. EMI is deep in... More »

Abbey Road Studios for Sale

It can be yours for about $40M

(Newser) - EMI is looking to sell iconic Abbey Road Studios, renowned for producing the Beatles album of the same name. The music conglomerate is in serious debt and expects the sale to fetch up to $47 million. Beatles fans still flock to the North London site to take their photo on... More »

Beatles Poised to Rule UK Charts Once Again

Fab Four expected to hold five top 20 spots

(Newser) - It’s a flashback to Beatlemania in Britain after the release of remastered versions of the band’s discography, Reuters reports. The Fab Four are expected to hold at least five of the top 20 spots on the pop charts when the sales week closes Saturday, along with 15 of... More »

McCartney Recalls 'Madness' of Death Rumor

'Paul is dead' rumor refused to die, Beatle says

(Newser) - The infamous rumor that Paul McCartney died in 1966—and was replaced by a man who looked and sounded like the original—had Beatles’ fans regularly checking the musician’s appearance to see if he was the genuine article, McCartney tells Mojo magazine, as noted by the Telegraph. “I... More »

Abbey Road Crosswalk May Hit the Road

(Newser) - The Abbey Road crosswalk made famous by the Beatles' album cover may be eliminated because hordes of fans are making it unsafe, say legislators. Accidents at the London intersection have climbed as an increasing number of fans pose on the striped crosswalk for photos, reports the Telegraph. “Maybe it... More »

Abbey Road Webcam Lets You Spy on Beatles Fans

(Newser) - The street crossing at Abbey road in London has become a magnet for tourists trying to recreate the famous Beatles cover. If that sounds like an entertaining spectacle, good news: Abbey Road Studios, where the Beatles recorded much of their music, has trained a webcam on the crossing, allowing voyeuristic... More »

It Was 40 Years Ago Today...

(Newser) - Forty years ago today, the Beatles walked out of No. 3 Abbey Road and shot one of the most famous album covers of all time. Seemingly fraught with symbolism and precision, the image was actually a rush job, the BBC reports. Photographer Iain Macmillan “was given about 15 minutes,... More »

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