Abbey Road: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Famous Recording Studio (with a foreword by Paul McCartney)

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Abbey Road: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Famous Recording Studio (with a foreword by Paul McCartney)

Abbey Road: The Inside Story of the World’s Most Famous Recording Studio (with a foreword by Paul McCartney)

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Biography: David Hepworth has been writing, broadcasting and speaking about music and media since the seventies. Does get a little technical at times, but the story of the music and artistes takes the reader on quite a journey. He was involved in the launch and editing of magazines such as Smash Hits, Q, Mojo and The Word, among many others. Hepworth's book is an excellent choice for music enthusiasts who want to delve into the fascinating history and magic that was produced within the walls of the world-renowned recording studio that is a part of British culture. The narrative gets off to a good start with Anderson’s nostalgic memories of her childhood in coastal Vancouver, raised by very young, very wild, and not very competent parents.

About the Author: David Hepworth has been writing, broadcasting and speaking about music and media since the seventies.Lastly, a large part of the charm of reading Abbey Road is that it's clearly written for an English audience.

Throughout her account of this kooky, messed-up, enviable, and often thrilling life, her humility (her sons "are true miracles, considering the gene pool") never fails her. During the Live Aid concert of 1985 I was sworn at by Bob Geldof in front of what was then the world's largest TV audience, an incident which has now turned up in Britain's favourite film.

But in his book, Abbey Road: the Inside Story of the World’s Most Famous Recording Studio, details such as this turn into the most fabulous of anecdotes. With " Abbey Road: The Inside Story of the World's Most Famous Recording Studio," David Hepworth affords readers a stirring history of the much-heralded studio and the magic that has transpired within its hallowed walls. Highly recommended for anybody with an interest in the musical recording process and indeed anybody who has had the need to 'cross that bloody road with three mates'. Featuring interviews with artists, producers and sound engineers, transcripts, photographs, and much more, this is the story of how the first purpose built recording studio would become a phenomenon.

I was the only black girl making white girl money,” she boasts, telling a vibrant story about sex and struggle in a bygone era. It also has some great insights and commentary on the cultural changes that regularly revolutionise the music business e. So, they used to go to Hazel Yarwood [started at Abbey Road in 1947; no relevant experience other than familiarity with her dad’s classical record collection, and an ability to read music]. However, as microphones better captured nuanced vocals, crooners and pop music became more prominent, and an army of fussy technicians (EMI was a “belt-and-braces organization”) stood ready to assist. It may have begun life as an affluent suburban house, but it soon became a creative hub renowned around the world as a place where great music, ground-breaking sounds, and unforgettable tunes were forged.

Indispensable reading for anyone interested in the iconic Abbey Road Studios, their history, the recordings made there and the artists who made them. It zips along with lots of love and affection for the craft and creativity of making music in a studio. In Abbey Road – and it happened there more easily than anywhere else because it was the full-service recording studios - they’d be having dance bands, comedy records, classic records, pop records, all under the same roof. And – as David Hepworth himself snuffles – a vignette featuring the cold virus: John Lennon’s rendition of Twist And Shout on Please Please Me – which sounds (as David wonderfully describes it) ‘like it was the last he would ever sing’ – achieved thanks to Lennon having flu.



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