Abbey Road Studios open

Abbey Road Studios open

Abbey Road Studios opens in March for a once-in-a-lifetime chance to see the workings of legendary Studio Two, where iconic Beatles and Pink Floyd albums were recorded.

Visitors will receive unique access to archived photos and previously unreleased recordings before attending a talk by the authors of the book Recording The Beatles, which explores the sonic creativity of landmark recordings as part of the studio’s 80th anniversary celebrations.

The original vintage recording equipment used to produce seminal acts like Kate Bush and Oasis will be on display, and possibly the very microphones that John Lennon sang into. For the rock lover, it’s seeing the big bang of modern music, which only rock gods can usually experience.

Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, authors of Recording The Beatles, organized the tour especially for the Abbey Road anniversary celebrations, the accumulation of more than 20 years in the history of EMI, to discuss the different methods of recording genres and the studio’s impact on rock and classical. .

Movie buffs are also catered for as Studio Two was used to record the soundtrack for modern epics, Star Wars, Lord of the Ring and Harry Potter. It is still a working studio where Elbow recorded their theme for the 2012 Olympics, securing Abbey Road’s London heritage.

You can also cross Abbey Road pedestrian crossing on your way if you wanted to act like a tourist. Or just watch it from here nifty webcam.

The Abbey Road Studios Talk takes place twice a day from March 9-11 and March 23-25. The tickets are £75 by See tickets. Abbey Road Studios, 3 Abbey Road, London, NW8 9AY

Last updated February 12, 2012

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