Abbey Road Lectures: 90 Years of the Most Famous Studio in the World

1st October 2021

This November, you can step inside Studio Two to discover 90 years of music history, as part of our 90th anniversary celebrations.

The Abbey Road Lectures take place on 13, 14, 20 & 21 November

On 12 November 2021, Abbey Road Studios officially turns 90 years old! As part of our year-long anniversary celebrations, over two weekends in November we’re opening our doors to let you step inside Studio Two for a series of exclusive lectures exploring the past, present and future of the world’s most iconic recording studio.
Abbey Road is normally closed to the public, so this is a rare opportunity to step inside the famous house and see where recorded music history is made. Taking place almost 90 years to the day since Sir Edward Elgar’s famous ‘opening ceremony’ at Abbey Road on 12 November 1931, the Lectures will chart the story from the inception of the world’s first purpose built recording studios, explaining how the rooms, equipment, recording techniques and engineers have adapted through the decades to continue to be the home of the most famous recordings in music.

About the Lectures

The lectures will be given by Kevin Ryan & Brian Kehew - producers, musicians and authors of Recording The Beatles, the definitive book charting the studio equipment and techniques used to create The Beatles’ classic albums. While researching their book, Kevin and Brian dug deep into the EMI Archives, uncovering fascinating and often hidden stories of Abbey Road’s history which they’ll bring to life through their talks.

The Lectures will take place in Studio Two, home to countless landmark recordings by The Beatles, Pink Floyd, Shirley Bassey, The Hollies, Kate Bush, Oasis, Radiohead, Muse, Adele, Ed Sheeran and many more.

Ticket buyers will have the rare chance to take photos inside Studio Two during their visit (before and after the talks).


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