The Red Chairs #GearThatMadeUs

The Red Chairs #GearThatMadeUs

9th July 2022

Around 1960, Abbey Road decided to replace the seating throughout the studios.

Old wooden chairs that had been around since our opening in 1931 were finally upgraded to these new red leather models.

Importantly, these didn't make squeaking noises during recordings and stacked neatly in piles when not in use.


Since their arrival, the red chairs have aided thousands of recordings at Abbey Road.

It's possible that any one of them could be the one Jacqueline Du Pre used when recording Elgar’s Cello Concerto, Donovan when recording Sunshine Superman, or John Lennon when recording A Day in the Life.

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