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News on 100 Club and Abbey Road Studios

It’s that time of year when Saviours appear. In headlines. And then promptly disappear if you read on. Thus did the Evening Standard headline last night proclaim, amid great joy:

HEADLINE: “100 Club saved with a little help from its friends … and a mystery sponsor”

STORY: (Quoting Roger Horton) “We are actually in talks now with somebody who’s stepped forward who wants to sponsor the club. I can’t tell you any more than that because I’ve signed terms so I’m tied to a confidentiality agreement. But I’m hopeful that something positive can be announced in the next week or so. It would involve the club keeping going — it would remain with me.”

HEADLINE: Breaking news: Abbey Road saved forever

STORY: ( from Norman Lebrecht’s Slipped Disc blog) :”The zebra crossing outside Abbey Road studios have been listed by English Heritage as a site of supreme cultural importance. They cannot now be altered in any way without massive bureaucratic procedure.

“The studios themselves will probably be up for sale next month when EMI is broken up by Citibank in pursuit of its heavy loans.”

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