(ETX Daily Up) – 48 years ago, the EMI label opened its own studios registration in London. They have since become legend thanks to the Beatles and their eleventh album, “Abbey Road”. In November, Abbeys Studios will celebrate their 90 th anniversary with a big festival.
Few recording studios are as well known as Abbey Road. Yet nothing predestined this white residence of sixteen rooms in the heart of London to become one of the high places of music, when the label bought it in 1929. It took two years for Abbey Road Studios to officially open their doors.
While they were frequently used by British composer Sir Edward Elgar in the years 30, they gained international fame three decades later thanks to the Beatles. Over the years, John Lennon and his cronies have recorded 190 of their 210 songs there, including classics like “Help!”, “Come Together” and “Let It Be”.
Building on these accomplishments, Abbey Road Studios will celebrate their 90 th anniversary on 11 and 12 next November with their own festival. They will welcome numerous artists, engineers and music professionals for a series of masterclasses, question-and-answer sessions, practical workshops and concerts. Among them are producer Steve Mac, guitarist and songwriter Nile Rodgers, singer Olivia Dean, producer and multi-instrumentalist Greg Wells as well as composers Steven Price and James Newton Howard.
Those wishing to attend “Abbey Road Amplify” can participate in a raffle on the official event website. It will in any case be broadcast live online for music lovers around the world.
“As Abbey Road turns 90 this year, we are focused on the future and on creating opportunities to inspire and inform the next generation of artists, authors, composers and producers. We were fortunate enough to welcome into our walls 90 years of musical innovation and creativity. That is why, with our friends in the industry, we share our knowledge and experience to help new talents get started in the field. ‘adventure, “said Mark Robertson, communications manager at Abbey Road Studios.
Aside from the festival, Abbey Road Studios will host many other arts and music events in November . This will be the case with Edith Bowman’s “Soundtracking” podcast, a “Tortoise ThinkIn” special as well as one of Tim Burgess’ “Twitter Listening Parties”.