Fans can finally take a tour of The Beatles’ famous Abbey Road recording studio
LONDON, England – It’s one of the most, if not the most, famous recording studios in the world and it gets half a million visitors a year.
But those visitors have had to stay outside the gates, because Abbey Road Studios isn’t open to the public. Until now, thanks to Google.
The company has collaborated with the studio to produce Inside Abbey Road, a web app that will take you on an interactive, detailed virtual tour of the iconic studio, according to the Daily Mail.
The studio opened in the 1930’s, but it was in June of 1962 that The Beatles made their first recording there in what was the start of an artistic collaboration that would last until 1970 when the group split. In total, around 90 per cent of the band’s music was recorded at Abbey Road studios.
The studios hosted the world’s first live global broadcast – from none other than The Beatles – as well as playing a role in the invention of stereo. Among the other famous artists to have recorded at Abbey Road are the Spice Girls, Pink Floyd, Cliff Richard, Queen and Shirley Bassey.
Want to take the tour? Here it is:
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