"A Closer Look" 9 November 2006

On November 9th 2006, the release of Recording The Beatles was celebrated in Studio Two at Abbey Road. In attendance were most of the former EMI engineers and technicians that worked on the Beatles' sessions (and who assisted in the writing of the book). It was a wonderful reunion of friends; several were seeing each other for the first time in decades. The festivities continued later in the day as EMI celebrated its 75th Anniversary. Shown here are some photos from this momentous day. (A number of the photos were taken by Mike Banks of recordproduction.com, and a fine selection of his shots may also be found here. Additional thanks go to Dan Kehew, Brian Gibson, Terry Conway, David Burder, and Lester Smith for other photos.)
The former EMI staff assemble on the famous staircase for photos with the authors.   The "White Album" team: (L to R) Ken Scott, John Smith, and Chris Thomas.
Alan Parsons and Norman Smith   Authors Brian Kehew(Left) and Kevin Ryan (Right) with Yoko Ono
Yoko autographs a copy of Recording The Beatles for Ken Scott while Abbey Road engineer Peter Cobbin and Brian Kehew look on.   L to R:Richard Hale, Richard Lush, John Smith, and Dave Harries.
Mark Lewisohn observes as Phil McDonald signs a copy of Recording The Beatles. The group on the stairs.

L to R: Richard Hale, Chris Thomas (rear), Richard Lush, Peter Vince (rear), John Smith, Peter Dix, Alan Parsons (rear), Dave Harries, Kevin Ryan, Brian Kehew, Lester Smith, Richard Langham, Phil Hancock (rear), Martin Benge, Alan Brown, Chris Buchanan, Ken Scott, Brian Gibson (rear), Malcolm Addey, Ken Townsend

Lisa and Alan Parsons with Ken Scott and Norman Smith.   Roger Kehew, Ken Townsend, Martin Benge, Mary Kehew, and Kenny Ryan.
Norman Smith signs Ken Scott's book.   Brian Kehew, Norman Smith, and Kevin Ryan.
Martin Benge, Richard Langham, Mark Lewisohn, and Peter Vince. Brian Kehew, Lester Smith, Alan Parsons, and producer Jon Brion
John Smith, Ken Scott, and Dave Holley (managing director of Abbey Road, Olympic, and Capitol Records studios.) Ryan, Kehew, and Ken Townsend.
    Producer Joe Boyd and Mike Banks.
Tim DeParavicini (E.A.R.) talks with Liam Watson (ToeRag Studios).   Kevin Ryan and Martin Benge (former Vice President of EMI Music Studios)
Brian Kehew and Lester Smith   Jerry Boys signs a copy of Recording The Beatles.
Richard Langham with Kehew and Ryan.   Martin Benge, Dave Holley, Alan Parsons, and Malcolm Addey
Jim Jones and Phil Hancock   Chris Buchanan, Collette Barber, and Alan Brown
Musician Jeremy Stacey and Jon Brion   L to R:Richard Lush, John Smith, Dave Harries, Martin Benge, and Ken Scott
Jeff Jarratt signs a book.   Malcolm Davies and Tony Bridge.

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