Sunday, 13th December, 2 pm (UK time) – free event
I am Richard Porter, professional Beatles tour guide and author, and I invite you to come with me to the famous Abbey Road crossing and recording studio in London’s St. John’s Wood.
Ever since the Beatles recorded the Abbey Road album in 1969, posing on the crossing outside the studio for the album cover, this has become a place of pilgrimage, with 300,000 ‘crossing over’ every year.
If you cannot come to London right now, I will bring this experience to you, in the comfort of your own home, and tell you all about
- the long (and winding!) history of the EMI recording studio,
- a vast array of artists who recorded there since 1931 to the present day
- what it is like to be inside (you can only go in if you are actually recording, or for special events)
- how the Beatles came up with the idea for the album cover and what happened on the day of photoshoot
- and many more fascinating facts, stories and pictures!
Plus, who was the Beatle who lived nearby, and the songs that were inspired by local area.
This will be a live broadcast from the street, and, in addition to learning about the Beatles, you will experience what the British weather is like on the day! We will also show you videos and pictures to make this a truly unforgettable Beatle adventure!
This event is free, but your donation will be greatly appreciated (donation link paypal.me/beatleslondon)
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I am Richard Porter, author of the book Guide to the Beatles London; writer and presenter of The Beatles’ London’ DVD; and a guide of 30 years experience. I was the President of the London Beatles Fan Club for 10 years and was a former winner of the ‘Beatles Brain of Britain’ competition. I organised the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the Beatles crossing Abbey Road, and was on the committee that erected a blue plaque to commemorate the Beatles famous ‘Rooftop concert’ at 3 Savile Row. In short, I am Super Fanatical Beatles Fan!