RI sponsors an insiders’ look at recording The Beatles

MTSU and the campus community learned all about “Recording The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios” from two men who know plenty about the world’s best-known band.

Engineer Ken Scott worked with The Beatles in their prime, and musician/author Brian Kehew co-wrote an acclaimed book about their studio approach. Both men also have worked with a list of musicians that looks like a GRAMMY membership roster. Sponsored by Mass Comm’s Department of Recording Industry, the free lecture at the Keathley University Center Theater was March 19 and part of MTSU’s ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series.

Ken Scott

Ken Scott

Scott, who started out as one of the five main engineers for The Beatles, became one of the preeminent recording engineers and producers of the 20th century. He worked on The Beatles’ “Magical Mystery Tour” album, among others.

He’s garnered gold, platinum and diamond record-sales awards, multiple GRAMMY nominations and even a CLIO for his recording of the classic Coke ad “I’d Like To Teach The World To Sing.” He recently released his memoir, “Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust.”

Kehew, who is best known for co-authoring “Recording The Beatles,” an extensive look into the making of their famous records, also is a musician who’s played with The Who, AIR, Hole and The Moog Cookbook.

He also works on catalog reissue projects that have given him access to hundreds of rare and unreleased tracks of artists such as YES, The Eagles, Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Van Halen.

For more information about this special March 19 “Recording The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios” lecture, contact recording industry professor John Hill at John.Hill@mtsu.edu. TLE

Recording the Beatles cover

Cover of “Recording The Beatles at Abbey Road Studios”

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