The Studios that became a legend

This August we will be opening our doors to the public

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Experience the story of Abbey Road Studios. For 3 days only, we’re opening our doors for a series of exclusive talks in Studio Two on the illustrious life of the world’s most iconic recording studio. This is your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside Abbey Road Studios with an exclusive lecture about the studios’ 86-year history, as Presented by Brian Kehew & Kevin Ryan, music producers and authors of Recording the Beatles*, who are also huge fans of Abbey Road.

 

These inspiring talks will explore the extraordinary history and the current life of the studios and will take place in iconic Studio Two, home to countless landmark recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Kate Bush, Oasis, Radiohead, Adele, Ed Sheeran and more. Guests will also be given the chance to have a short tour of the famous Studio Two control room and spend time speaking to some of the Abbey Road team about their work.

 

Kehew and Ryan will explore the studios’ legacy of innovation from the patenting of stereo to the invention of numerous recording techniques used across the globe today. They’ll also cover the studios’ rich experience in film scoring and demonstrate how the studios have been used to record some of the biggest movies ever made – including Star Wars, The Lord of The Rings trilogy, the Harry Potter films, The Hobbit movies, Gravity, The King’s Speech, Black Panther and the multi award winning The Shape of Water.

Meet the lecturers

Brian Kehew

Brian Kehew

Co-author of Recording the Beatles, is a record producer, engineer and musician. He has worked with The Who, Fiona Apple, Air, Rod Stewart, Talking Heads, Aretha Franklin, and Black Sabbath. Brian is also a member of The Moog Cookbook, a successful electronica band of the mid 1990s.

Kevin Ryan

Kevin Ryan

Co-author of Recording the Beatles, Kevin is a Houston-based producer, arranger and composer.

What's included

• Your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to step inside the iconic Abbey Road Studios for an exclusive lecture about the studios’ 86-year history

• Hear the fascinating story of how the world’s most famous recording studio became a legend

• Presented by Brian Kehew & Kevin Ryan, authors of Recording the Beatles - the definitive book charting the eight-year recording period that defined the studios

• Meet some of the Abbey Road team & take a guided tour of the famous Studio Two Control Room

• See our historic pianos & vintage recording equipment plus an exhibition of rare & unseen photographs from the archives

• Exclusive photo opportunities on the steps to the building & throughout Studio Two

Hidden Gems from our Archive

*Recording The Beatles: The Studio Equipment and Techniques Used To Create Their Classic Albums addresses the technical side of The Beatles' sessions and is the result of over a decade of research on the subject. The book looks at every piece of recording equipment used at Abbey Road Studios during the Beatles' sessions, and explores the profound effect this equipment had on the Beatles’ sessions in great detail. Recording The Beatles contains unseen photographs of the Beatles in the studio, testimonials from Abbey Road Engineers and follows the complete history of the band at Abbey Road, starting with their ‘artist test’ in 1962 and progressing through to their final session in 1970.

 

 

 

 

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Events Team

Events Team

Events Team

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Abbey Road Studios

3 Abbey Road
London
NW8 9AY
UK

Please note that Abbey Road is a working studio and business and as such, is not open to the general public for visits or tours.

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