Friday, February 19, 2010

Rich Guy Forlorn That No Rich Guy's are Around to Help

One of Abbey Road Studios’ most famous clients hopes that the facility, which
has reportedly been put up for sale, can be saved. Paul McCartney, speaking to
the BBC’s Newsnight television program on Tuesday, said there have been efforts
to save Abbey Road by “a few people who have been associated with the studio for
a long time,” although he did not name those people or include himself among
them. “I have so many memories there with the Beatles,” he added. “It still is a
great studio. So it would be lovely for someone to get a thing together to save

Yeah I'm with Sir Paul. Wouldn't it be lovely if there was some really wealthy individual with a long history at Abbey Road to could buy the studio and save this treasure of 20th century world history? Where ever could we find such a person? If only George Harrison was still alive.
Reminds me of Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks grovelling for $100 million dollars to build the World War II memorial in the late 90s. You know, right after their World War II film "Saving Private Ryan" grossed almost $500 million.
I'm not saying that fabulously wealthy people should be morally obligated to underwrite every cause, charity or memorial fund. But it is a bit ridiculous watching people who have logical ties to the issue and well more than the means necessary to help looking about for someone, anyone, to help. At least Sir Paul has the decency to direct his wishes towards other fabulously wealthy people, Hanks and Spielberg were practically running a telethon.

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