Although the Beatles were from Liverpool, they recorded nearly their entire output in London. Of course, the most famous studio was EMI at Abbey Road, but they also used several other studios. Find out where these studios were – and fascinating facts and stories about the Beatles recording sessions on this unique virtual tour.
- Beatles recording session was attended by ‘Jesus Christ’
- Which Beatles album took one day to record.
- Which Beatles recording session was witnessed by 400 million people
- When were the Beatles last in a studio together.
- Which was Paul McCartney’s favourite Beatles recording session (you will be surprised!)
- Who was in bed during the making of the Beatles final album.
1 January is a remarkable day in the Beatles history. It is 58 years since the ill-fated audition at the Decca Studios in London. On the New Year’s Eve John, Paul, George – and Pete Best made an 8 hour journey from Liverpool to London, and having had some festive fun at Trafalgar Square were a bit worse for wear the next day. It was a new and nerve wrecking experience for them to perform in a proper recording studio in front of A & R man Mike Smith. Guess what he said afterwards….
This is a live online tour, and that there will be a Q & A session at the end. It is a great opportunity to meet fans from around the world!
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!