Tuesday, February 16, 2010

His master's studios

It was Christopher Bishop with whom Sir John Barbirolli was working at the Abbey Road Studios on a day at the height of the Beatle's popularity. As John arrived he saw the famous four and their retinue. 'Is that the Fuzzy Wuzzies?' he asked Christopher, 'because we'd better close the door in case they charge.
That anecdote from my post David Munrow on the record reminds us of just what a musical melting pot EMI's Abbey Road Studios were in their heyday. Today comes the not unsurprising news that the iconic studios are for sale. Spot the link?

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4 comments:

Nick said...

Surely the picture is Studio 2 - taken from the stairs up to the control room. Wasn't that the Beatles studio?

Pliable said...

Nick, yes, of course you are right. My mistake - more posts, less speed ...

I've now swapped the image as I wasn't very keen on that one anyway.

The Wound Dresser said...

only fans of the four feathers will get that reference...

John said...

Let's not forget that the studios were opened by Edward Elgar. There's a plaque on the front of the building commemorating this.