By: Mike Bober
Shooting an album cover can take artists to a variety of locations in any country in the world!
However, why bother with the airports and the jet lag when there’s a perfect location right out your front door?
That seemed to be the mentality of The Beatles when they shot the cover of their iconic album Abbey Road in 1969. The now infamous crosswalk is actually located right oustide the studio where they recorded what would become one of their final LPs.
For decades, fans have frequented the exterior of Abbey Road Studios, (previously known as EMI Studios) posing in a Beatle-esqe fashion and holding up a whole lot of traffic.
Now, the studio is finally exhibiting some English hospitality to those who have been braving the elements by opening its doors to the legions of Beatles lovers!
That’s right; the North London studio that is famed for creating the records for Kate Bush, Pink Floyd and Oasis among others, will be holding a series of conferences inside in 2013.
NME reports that the sessions will be hosted by the authors of Recording The Beatles, Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan. However, having the opportunity to chat with some Beatles experts is only one reason to go!
There will also be a film score sync demonstration, a vintage four-track mixing console and tape machine demonstration, and those in attendance will be shown how the studio’s iconic echo chamber works.
To top it all off, there will be rare photographs and vintage recording equipment used by famous artists on display for fan’s viewing pleasure.
The events take place on March 8th – 10th as well as the 15th – 17th, with tickets priced right around $125.
To read the whole article and check availability of tickets, head to NME.