Catch a rare glimpse into Abbey Road Studios, where music history is still being made
The Beatles are the act which propelled London’s Abbey Road Studios into legend, but the music mecca boasts 86 years of rich history that has both preceded and endured outside the Beatles’ era. And for six days in August, you can immerse yourself in that history.
“The Studio That Became a Legend” will be offered in 12 lecture sessions by noted authors-music producers Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan from 3-5 and 10-12 August. Location is Abbey Road’s fabled Studio 2, where everyone from the Beatles to Ed Sheeran have recorded and where film scores including the Star Wars and Harry Potter series have come to life.
Participants will tour the Studio 2 control room, meet with members of the Abbey Road Studios’ creative team, and see artefacts and photographs not ordinarily available to the public. Kehew and Ryan, authors of Recording the Beatles, will explore the history of innovation such as the patenting of stereo sound and groundbreaking advances in equipment, and talk about the artists and film scores associated with the studios.
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Beatles walking and bus tours are popular London activities for visitors who are still drawn to the Fab Four more than a half-century after they exploded on the world scene. You can also follow this free, self-guided tour that takes you to a number of significant sites in their lives and careers, all of them accessible with a little careful plotting from your flat at Nell Gwynn Chelsea Accommodation.