Abbey Road Coldplay Concert Broke Law

COLDPLAY broke licensing laws when they performed a gig for BBC radio at London's iconic Abbey Road Studios earlier this month (FEB06).

The studios, where THE BEATLES recorded many of their hits and an album of the same name, does not have a live entertainment license and could be fined $34,000 (GBP20,000) for staging a concert there.

The performance, which will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in April (06), was watched by a tiny crowd of competition winners - frontman CHRIS MARTIN even joked "we usually play to more people at our soundchecks" - but is still considered a public event by Westminster Council.

Officials will decided whether to prosecute the BBC and Abbey Road over the next two weeks.


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I just watched Chaos and Creation in Abbey Road last night on PBS where Paul McCartney did the same thing with a small audience. I suppose they will get fined for that too! How sad!!
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I can't believe it!!

I was at this... and I can't believe what I am hearing. We were present during a recording, that is all.. nothing more, nothing less. We didn't pay anything to get in, and we all needed id as a way of proving that we were the competition winners!! When will the beaurocrats back off and let people get on and do their job?????
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Oh Please can't PEOPLE just have fun any more! What is this World coming to....I am setting here in my "Abbey Road Long Sleeve Sweat Shirt" is someone going to sue me?
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