On the news today: EMI are planning to sell Abbey Road Studios! This is a slideshow of photos from a cover session for The Beatles first album, tentatively entitled "Off The Beatle Track". Taken on the steps in front of the EMI Recording Studios, as it was then called. The album cover was finally chosen from another location, EMI house in Manchester Square - and the title changed to "Please Please Me". Following the success of the Abbey Road album in 1969, the studios changed their name to "Abbey Road Studios".
Financial Times about the selling of Abbey Road Studios