A Brief History of Abbey Road Studios

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Because of its close association with the Beatles, the studio remains one of the last physical touchstones of the group's influence and stature in the rock universe. Many of the walls and signs in the vicinity of the building are covered with Beatles-themed graffiti. When George Harrison died in 2001, many Beatle fans gathered there to mourn his passing (above).

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