Paul McCartney Celebrates Abbey Road Studios' 85th Birthday
November 13 2016
Paul McCartney is celebrating Abbey Road Studios’ 85th anniversary this weekend in a jovial video message posted to the famous recording destination’s Facebook page. In the prerecorded musical greeting, Sir McCartney wishes Abbey Road Studios a happy 85th birthday and briefly discusses his long history with the revered studio in London, England, that was established in November of 1931 by the Gramophone Company, the predecessor to EMI Music. Read a transcript of Paul’s Facebook birthday message to Abbey Road below.
For music fans, the Beatles and Abbey Road Studios are often mentioned in the same breath, as the Fab Four recorded the bulk of their singles and albums there during their roller-coaster music career from 1962 until 1970, when the compound was still called EMI Studios. The Beatles’ 1969 Abbey Road album, named after the street where the studio resides, gave the studio complex its current name and forever cemented its historical status.