Ken Townsend tells his Abbey Road story

20th November 2019
Beginning his illustrious 40-year career in 1950 at EMI in Hayes, Ken Townsend went on to become one of Abbey Road Studios' most pivotal figures.

From his work as a Technical Engineer, inventing some of the most pioneering recording techniques in music history, to his role as Studios' Manager, redefining how Abbey Road operates by opening its doors to the film making community, eventually retiring as the Chairman of the EMI's Studio Group after 42 years of service.

As part of our #AbbeyRoadMonth celebrations, we sat down and spoke to Ken Townsend who told us his Abbey Road story. In part one, Ken recalls his first impressions upon arriving at the studios and some of the early recording sessions he worked on.
 

Part One

 

Part Two

 

Part Three

 
A special thank you to Ken for taking the time to be part of this.