Musicians have come together to respond to the news that the BBC plans to shut down Maida Vale, calling for the iconic studio to be saved.
The world-famous studios have hosted thousands of performances ranging from the Beatles to Beyoncé to Girls Aloud, in addition to hosting the BBC Symphony Orchestra.
Several high profile musicians have now tweeted using the #BBCSaveMaidaVale hashtag. Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich wrote: “This is absolutely insane…!! wrong… misguided… Call it what you will – the wrong move… don’t destroy this incredibly important part of our cultural heritage – every bit as important as Abbey Road studios…. stop!!!!”
However, the building is in a residential area and contains asbestos, two reasons which led the BBC to declare it “wholly unsuitable for the 21st century” in 2007. On Tuesday, the corporation announced plans to relocate the studios to the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London, by 2022.
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