20170914 centreTalks AbbeyRoad Crossing BeatlesMost people when they hear "Abbey Road" immediately think of The Beatles but the studios have been used by top artists ever since Edward Elgar made the first recording there in 1931. This is an updated version of the talk given in 2017.

Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Pink Floyd, The Hollies, Cilla Black, Gerry and the Pacemakers, Deep Purple, Kate Bush, Genesis, Wings, Al Stewart, Duran Duran and the list goes on. Ken Townsend was at Abbey Road for 42 years starting as an engineer and retiring as General Manager.

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Ken using the crossing made famous on the cover of The Beatles' album "Abbey Road"

Ken will give us the opportunity to share his reminisences and stories from his time at Abbey Road. Ken invented ADT recording which was extensively used on the album Revolver and a technique still used today.

After giving this talk in 2017 Ken was invited to talk at Rochester University late in 2019 as part of an event to celebrate 50 years since the release of the Abbey Road album.
Ken revised the talk to have more focus on the Beatles at Abbey Road and it will be this updated version of the talk that Ken will present to us.

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Cover of "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band" - released 50 years ago

Thursday 9th April 2020 at 19:45 (doors open 19:30) @ Bourne End Community Centre
Tickets £5 (£4 for Community Ass'n members) on the door. £4 (£3 for members) from the Community Centre Office or Bar

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