A Brief History of Abbey Road Studios

The world's largest purpose-built recording studio, studio one can easily accommodate 110-piece orchestra and 100-person choir simultaneously.
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The Fab Four
Signed to EMI's Parlophone label by producer George Martin in 1962, the Beatles (with Pete Best instead of Ringo on drums) made their first recording at Abbey Road in June of that year, beginning an artistic collaboration that would last until the group's demise in 1970. Ninety percent of the group's recordings were made at Abbey Road, where in 1964, they reviewed the script for A Hard Day's Night, above.

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