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History of Abbey Road Studios: Part 1

Submitted by on 01/10/2009 – 05:28

Every sound engineer knows that The Beatles recorded their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album at Abbey Road Studios. The album, which in 1967 opened a new era both in popular music and in sound engineering/music production, is considered to have a “gold” status among fans of The Beatles and classic rock music. This article covers the first part of the history of the famous studio that played such a great role in the development of modern music.

Building number 3 at Abbey Road in St John’s Wood, London, was acquired by EMI company in 1929. The goal was to transform the building into the world’s first custom-built recording studio. The house had 16 rooms. It was a residential building which consisted of five bedrooms, five sitting-rooms, two servants’ rooms, a wine cellar and a big garden. Reconstruction works took only two years…

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