Abbey Road Live Licence Granted
LATEST: Legendary THE BEATLES recording studio Abbey Road has been granted a new licence to host live music despite complaints from disgruntled neighbours. The London studio came under fire in February (06) after holding an "illegal" COLDPLAY show which was later broadcast on BBC radio. As a result, the world-famous Abbey Road location was told to apply for a live performance licence which would allow it permission for gigs, as well as the sale of alcohol from 10am to midnight. The proposal infuriated local residents, who formed 60-strong opposition group the St John's Wood Society. But local councillors ignored their protests and yesterday (06JUL06) granted a licence to the studio.