Abbey Road Studios opens to the public
Long a place of pilgrimage for Beatles fans, the 80-year-old Abbey Road Studios in London hosted recording sessions for the Liverpudlian group throughout the 1960s, but is also associated with Pink Floyd, Kate Bush and Oasis.
Celebrating its most famous musical partnership during this anniversary year, the venue’s famed Studio Two – where many of the Beatles’ tracks premiered – is open on select dates in March for the “80 Years of Recording Conference at Abbey Studios. Road “. The public presentation series delves into the history of the site and gives visitors the opportunity to view rare and unpublished photographs, films and recordings, and see the instruments and equipment used to create a number of songs now. considered modern classics.
The events are led by Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, who spent more than 20 years together researching the history of EMI and who wrote the book Beatles recording. While the famous quartet will be the focus of the presentations, visitors will also learn about the history of the studios and see rarely viewed archived media documenting some of the most important moments from the studio’s past. The space is still a working studio today and has recently been used by artists such as Elbow, Ryan Adams, and Lady Gaga.
The two-hour presentations cost £ 75 per person and take place March 9-11 and 23-25. A limited number of tickets are still available and can be purchased here.