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  Abbey Road
The EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road in the peaceful and affluent St. John's Wood district were the setting for nearly all of the Beatles' recordings from 1962 to 1970.
The studios were officially renamed "Abbey Road" in the wake of the international fame bestowed on the building by the Beatles and by the 1969 album which paid homage to their recording home.
The large studio is reached by a stairway that leads down from the control booth, or through a door on the ground floor that leads across the hall to Studio One and to the cafeteria.
www.music.indiana.edu /som/courses/rock/abbey.html   (276 words)

  Abbey Road Studios - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abbey Road Studios, created in November of 1931 by EMI in London, is best known as the legendary recording studio used by the rock bands The Beatles, Cliff Richard, Pink Floyd and The Shadows.
The studios were then known as EMI studios until they changed their name to Abbey Road Studios formally in the 1970s.
Abbey Road Studios is most closely associated with The Beatles, who recorded almost all of their albums and singles there between 1962 and 1970.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abbey_Road_Studios   (969 words)

 Abbey Road (street) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abbey Road is a throroughfare located in the borough of Camden and the City Of Westminster in London.
Although there are many other roads of this name, including over 20 in London alone, the Abbey Road best known to most people is the road running roughly north-west to south-east through the affluent north London suburb of St John's Wood.
The north-western end of Abbey Road, NW8, begins at the intersection of Quex Road and West End Lane; it continues south-east for several kilometres, crossing Belsize Road, Boundary Road, Blenheim Terrace and Marlborough Place, ending at the intersection of Grove End Road and Garden Road.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abbey_Road_(street)   (202 words)

 Abbey Road Studios
Inside EMI Studios was the latest and greatest technology of the day which involved recording the artists onto a wax master disc which was then used to produce vinyl 12 inch records which span on the gramophone at 78 revolutions per minute.
For the next few decades EMI Studios recorded most of the most popular artists in the music business but it was, during the Second World War, used by the Ministry of Information to record their war propoganda.
At that time the studio had been using 4-track machines (4 separate tracks) but the demands of this new album were able to be met by the use of an 8-track (which had been available to artists across the water for some time).
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 Abbey Road Studios
The Beatles' history at the studios began 6 June, 1962; they arrived at Abbey Road in an old white van, wearing fl leather jackets and unloaded their battered equipment, including unpainted wooden amplifiers, which left much to be desired in the eyes and ears of the recording technicians.
Studio One is roughly 92 feet by 52 feet, and has 4,876 square feet of floor space with a ceiling nearly forty feet high.
Studio Three is of a more moderate size (about the same amount of floor space as a modest house) and features a mirrored isolation room where unique acoustics take place due to the room's lack of parallel surfaces.
www.britainexpress.com /London/abbey-road.htm   (957 words)

 Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road Studios consists of three main recording studios and one smaller studio.  Each of these studios has its own kind of history, Number Two is known for The Beatles.  It is here that The Beatles recorded virtually everything from their first songs (Please Please Me) to their final album, Abbey Road.
In addition to great recording facilities and history, Abbey Road is also one of the cheapest places to eat in London.  Of course, you have to be a client to get inside the place, which isn't cheap.  Anyway, here's a shot of the restaurant and bar, late at night when everyone left already.
Adjacent to the restaurant is a little private garden.  This is a clock that was gifted to Abbey Road Studios.  The head of EMI used to live in the house next door and placed it in the garden so he could see what time it was when he was out on his balcony.
www.symonjerycho.com /Travelogues/020701/020701.htm   (1006 words)

 Boston.com / Travel / Beatles' not the only footprints on Abbey Road
However, the studios' best-known aspect is always open to the public -- the "zebra crossing" (owned by the City of Westminster) that lies just outside, and which is featured on one of the most famous album covers of all time.
The studios opened in stately fashion on Nov. 12, 1931, with Sir Edward Elgar, by then one of Britain's most distinguished composers, conducting the London Symphony Orchestra in a historic recording of "Land of Hope and Glory.".
In the 1970s, several Abbey Road bands came close to matching some of the Beatles' achievements, notably Pink Floyd ("Dark Side of the Moon," 35 million sales to date, was recorded here) and Queen, but none would enjoy the influence, and popular and critical acclaim, of the four lads from Liverpool.
www.boston.com /travel/articles/2005/02/20/beatles_not_the_only_footprints_on_abbey_road?pg=full   (1043 words)

 Abbey Road Studios
The EMI Studios at 3 Abbey Road in St. John's Wood district were the setting for nearly all of the Beatles' recordings from 1962 to 1970.
The Abbey Road Studios were the brainchild of Captain Osmund 'Ozzy' Williams, who, in 1927, decided to build a recording studio in North West London.
One of the most famous recordings made at Abbey Road in the 1960s was Cilla Black's recording of Alfie in Studio One, which was produced by George Martin and orchestrated by Burt Bacharach, the song's writer.
www.mybayswater.co.uk /paddington/community-abbeyroad.htm   (841 words)

 Abbey Road Studios Film Festival London Cinema Guide
For the first time in their history, Abbey Road Studios, London's legendary recording studios immortalised by The Beatles in the 1960s, will be opening their doors to the public.
During the film season, Studio 1 (considered to be the world's largest purpose built recording studio) will be transformed into a fully functioning cinema showing a selection from the hundreds of major films scored at Abbey Road.
Studio 2 became infamous as the place The Beatles made all of their famous recordings in the 1960s, including the eponymous album, Abbey Road.
www.viewlondon.co.uk /ticketshop_feat_abbeyroad.asp   (303 words)

 Legendary Abbey Road Studios & Propellerhead Software announce Abbey Road Keyboards for Reason - News at Scott R. ...
Abbey Road Keyboards was recorded in the famed Studio Two, where The Beatles recorded almost all of their songs.
To capture every aspect of the instruments - from the way they resound in the Studio Two to their unique timbres and characteristics - they were all recorded at multiple velocity levels, from multiple angles, using multiple sets of microphones through the original mics, preamps, consoles and outboard gear at Abbey Road.
Abbey Road Keyboards is a two DVD set containing both 16-bit and 24 bit versions of the sound library.
www.digifreq.com /digifreq/newsinfo.asp?NewsID=3266   (936 words)

 UK - London - St John's Wood: Abbey Road Studios on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
The studios were then known as EMI Studios until they changed their name to Abbey Road Studios formally in the 1970s.
Abbey Road Studios is most closely associated with The Beatles, who recorded almost all of their albums and singles there between 1962 and 1970.
The cover photo for that album was taken by Iain MacMillan outside Abbey Road studios, with the result that the pedestrian zebra crossing outside the studio, where the Fab Four were photographed, soon became a place of pilgrimage for Beatles fans from all over the world.
www.flickr.com /photos/wallyg/298497997   (965 words)

 Guardian Unlimited Film | Features | Abbey Rd
Abbey Road Studios has opened its doors to the public for the first time.
Abbey Road throws open its doors to the public.
For the first time ever, Abbey Road Studios, London's legendary recording studios, is open to the public for a two-week season of films scored there.
film.guardian.co.uk /abbeyrd/0,15755,1399031,00.html   (293 words)

 DEQX - Digital Audio Technology for Loudspeaker and Room Correction
The suite at Abbey Road was recently upgraded for 5.1 surround applications with the installation of Dynaudio's Air Series surround monitors.
Abbey Road has stood at the heart of the UK music industry for more than 70 years.
Abbey Road Interactive, the interactive design and digital video studio launched in February 1996, is at the forefront of DVD, Enhanced CD and website development for the entertainment industry.
www.deqx.com /press-jan-04.html   (314 words)

 Pink Floyd film at Abbey Road Studios   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As we first revealed on 6th February, key parts of the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London are currently open to the public for the first time ever, presenting a two week season of films scored at Abbey Road.
Studio 1 has become a cinema for the duration of the Festival, with a 350 seat capacity.
Studio 1 was a big disappointment for many, as with the fl drapes covering the walls and hanging from the ceilings, none of the studio itself was visible.
www.brain-damage.co.uk /news/0503291.html   (751 words)

 Abbey Road Plug-Ins - About Us
About Us Abbey Road Studios has been at the heart of the music industry for over 75 years and is one of the most authoritative, established and well-known names in the world of music.
For many years, Abbey Road benefited from the talents of EMI's research and development division, which built mixing consoles and outboard gear to meet the studios' requirements.
This equipment, combined with the acoustic properties of the studios, led to the creation of the "Abbey Road Sound" which can be heard on some of the most popular recordings of all time.
www.abbeyroadplugins.com /about_us.aspx   (179 words)

 ASCAP and Worldspace Radio on Abbey Road > Playback Spring 2007
Abbey Road Studios is filled with vintage equipment from the days of the Beatles.
In fact Studio 2, where the Beatles recorded, is the only studio at Abbey Road that has not been altered since those now legendary recordings were made.
This is the second year that Worldspace has showcased music at Abbey Road, and ASCAP was delighted to be involved in picking a line-up this year.
www.ascap.com /playback/2007/spring/faces_places/london/ascap_worldspace.html   (282 words)

 Abbey Road Film Festival
Abbey Road Studios are to hold a Film Festival from March 19th to April 3rd.
For sixteen days only, Studio 1, the world’s largest purpose built recording studio, will be transformed into a fully functioning cinema, screening a selection from amongst the over one hundred and fifty major feature films scored at Abbey Road during the last 25 years.
Abbey Road has now developed as probably the most technically advanced recording and mixing, stereo and surround mastering and digital video complex in the world, while the appearance of Studio 2 is maintained virtually as it was in the 1960s, a mecca for recording sessions by many leading pop stars of today.
www.beatlesnews.com /abbeyroadfilmfestival.htm   (481 words)

 Abbey Road Studios Tour
In 1983, for the first and only time, the doors to Abbey Road’s famous studio were opened to the public, for a tour and audio-video presentation.
EMI said at the time that this was the first time that the public was invited into Abbey Road Studios, AND that it would be the last time, never to happen again.
Once inside they toured the studio, enjoyed soft drinks and donuts and took several photos, including one of the "absolutely no sound recordings..." sign, which was later printed inside the gatefold LP cover.
www.rarebeatles.com /abbeyrd/abbey.htm   (860 words)

 Preservation & Archiving - Abbey Road Studios
Abbey Road has always been at the heart of the British music industry.
As part of the studios group, the EMI Archive is home to one of the world's largest and oldest music archives.
In conjunction with Abbey Road, there is a continuing programme of transferring degrading formats on to modern digital platforms.
www.abbeyroad.com /services/asset-management-and-supply/archiving   (189 words)

 IEEEVM: Abbey Road Studios: Seat of Innovation
Abbey Road Studios is one of the oldest and most famous recording studio complexes in the world.
When Abbey Road Studios was opened by Sir Edward Elgar in November of 1931, the Gramophone Company had merged with other companies to form Electrical and Musical Industries (EMI).
Studio 1 was probably the largest studio in the world at the time, and could easily house a full symphony orchestra, while studios 2 and 3 were built for smaller projects.
www.ieee-virtual-museum.org /collection/event.php?id=3456919&lid=1   (481 words)

 Let Me Take you Down to Abbey Road   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Because it is in the Emi Abbey Road studios where The Beatles recorded most of their material between 1962-70.
Visits are not allowed, but this summer you may join a Beatle tour around England in which the studio will be visited (last time it was open to the public was in the 80's in a short visit program).
Abbey Road was the last album to be recorded by The Beatles, maybe that's why they walk away from the studio.
www.upv.es /~ecabrera/abbeyrd.html   (378 words)

 Abbey Road home of Abbey Studios in St. Johns Wood - London - UK Attraction
The inconspicuous Abbey Road, in the district of St. John’s Wood in northwest London, was made world famous by the Beatles.
Abbey Road is of course home to the legendary Abbey Road Studios and the Abbey Road crosswalk.
Abbey Road is where the Beatles recorded their first ever album - today the venue is constantly besieged with tourists taking pictures of themselves and their friends walking across the zebra crossing, so expect it to be busy.
www.ukattraction.com /london/abbey-road.htm   (362 words)

 Abbey Road Studios - The Documentary
Although it was The Beatles who made the studio world famous it should be pointed out straight away that the documentary is not just about The Beatles but the history of the studio, after all The Beatles only recorded at Abbey Road for about 7 years out of its 66 year history.
Abbey Road Studios was the brainchild of Captain Osmund 'Ozzy' Williams who, in 1927 decided to build a recording studio in North West London.
Abbey Road Studios has had an amazing history and it is well represented by the Documentary.
www.fabfour.addr.com /abbeyroad.htm   (1684 words)

 Abbey Road Crosswalk   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Abbey Road Studios is the building in the center of this photo.
My first thought upon seeing the infamous Abbey Road crossing was that the road seemed much more narrow than I expected.
There is a monument in the center of this intersection, most people stand at the edge of the monument and shoot their photos.
www.spookshows.com /beatles/cross/crossing.htm   (316 words)

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