Abbey Road Studios is hosting a rare open day

by Best Classic Bands Staff

The Beatles with George Martin, Abbey Road Studios January 1967, Courtesy of Apple Corps Ltd.

For one week in August, London’s famous Abbey Road Studios will open their doors to the public, offering a rare glimpse inside the legendary studios.

From August 9 to 15, 2021, Abbey Road: Open House is part of Abbey Road Studios’90th Anniversary Celebrations, taking guests on a specially curated journey through studio history. For the first time ever, visitors will be able to explore the three original recording rooms made famous by artists from the Beatles and Pink Floyd at Oasis, Adele and Ed Sheeran, and discover the stories that made Abbey Road legendary. Beyond the studios, visitors will be able to access the control rooms and Studio Two’s famous echo chamber – all with a rich history dating back to 1931.

From the April 30 announcement: Giving more access than ever before, ticket holders will be able to explore the studios’ legacy of innovation, from patenting the stereo to inventing many recording techniques yet. used in the world today. The open day will also cover the studios rich history in film music and show how the studios were used to record music for some of the greatest films ever made, including The Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit trilogies, many Harry Potterwonder and star wars movies, Black Panther, The King’s Speechand Oscar-winning scores for Gravity and The shape of water.

Combining never-before-seen footage, film and artifacts, the open house will also allow guests to view the legendary recording consoles, equipment and instruments that shaped the history of recorded music and defined popular culture.

Book your tickets here. Note: Guests must arrive during the reserved arrival time of 15 minutes.

Related: A documentary celebrating the studios 90th anniversary comes from Mary McCartney

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