Abbey Road Studios will be part of next year’s Grand National celebrations



Abbey Road Studios will be part of the long and winding route of the Grand National 2014.

London Music Studios, made famous by The Beatles, Liverpool’s most favorite musical sons, will host the traditional annual Weightlifting Luncheon for the world’s biggest steeplechase on February 11.

Every year, coaches and owners of national hopefuls, as well as media from around the world, descend on the capital to celebrate the unveiling of the weights, which are framed by Liverpool-born disability chief Phil Smith for the play. mistress of Aintree in mid-February.

This season, to coincide with the first £ 1million Grand National taking place on April 5, the weights will be unveiled at famous recording studios.

Beatles manager Brian Epstein taken to EMI studios in Abbey Road St John’s Wood seen here with group recording producer George Martin. October 1964

In previous years, the Bodybuilding Lunch has been held at hotels in central London such as the Savoy, Intercontinental Hotel and Sheraton, Park Lane.

But after consultation with the Aintree team and Halewood International, the new Liverpool-based race sponsor, it was felt that Abbey Road in St John’s Wood, Westminster, would be the perfect place to start the countdown.

Abbey Road was used to record all Beatles singles and albums during the 1960s, including the 1969 album that bears his name.

Studio One is the world’s largest purpose-built recording studio and can accommodate a 110-piece orchestra and 100-piece choir. Studio Two is where the Beatles recorded the majority of their songs.

Aintree Chief John Baker, Jockey Club Race North West Regional Director, said: “We’re going to go to Abbey Road.

“We still want to do it in London, but we want to bring a little bit of Liverpool to the event and do something a little different.

“We found him in the team. We were just knocking out a few ideas and this one came up. I’m a huge Beatles fan so it works for me.

“Studio one is a very large studio, so you can seat around 250 people there, that’s where the do will be.

“The reception of drinks will be in studio two and all press articles in studio three. It’s a fantastic place, it has a lot of history.

“They don’t do so many events. They don’t let a lot of people do them, so we think that’s going to be a really big hook.

“Studio 2 is where the Beatles recorded their first album in 24 hours and we thought it would be a little different and I think it will be an exciting place to do it.

He added, “There’s a lot of history there, in the place, they leave out some of the old pianos and that sort of thing for people to see and touch and go backstage.”


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