A man walks on the zebra crossing made famous from the album cover of The Beatles' 'Abbey Road' in front of Abbey Road Studios (seen at left) in London. Image Credit: AP

London: Struggling music company EMI Group has shelved plans to sell Abbey Road, the London recording studio made famous by The Beatles.

News last week that EMI had been speaking to potential buyers sparked concern among music fans.

Paul McCartney said he hoped Abbey Road could be saved, and the National Trust heritage group said it was considering a campaign.

The company now says it wants to keep the building and is talking to "interested and appropriate third parties" about a revitalisation project.

Abbey Road is one of the world's most famous music studios, used by artists including Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck and Radiohead.