MURFREESBORO — MTSU and the campus community can learn all about “Recording the Beatles at Abbey Road Studios” on Wednesday, March 19, 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.
Scott and Kehew's free public lecture is set for 7 p.m. in the Keathley University Center Theater on the MTSU campus. It's part of MTSU’s ongoing Distinguished Lecture Series and is sponsored by the Department of Recording Industry in the College of Mass Communication.
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Scott, who started out as one of the five main engineers for the Beatles, became one of the pre-eminent 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 for artists such as YES, The Eagles, Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Rod Stewart, Sly Stone, Jimi Hendrix, Black Sabbath and Van Halen.
MTSU’s Department of Recording Industry, which is celebrating its 40th anniversary, is one of the university’s signature departments and is the only one of its kind in the nation to be housed in a college of mass communication. It offers a Bachelor of Science degree with concentrations in music business, audio production and commercial songwriting, as well as a Master of Fine Arts degree in recording arts and technologies.
For more information on MTSU’s recording industry program, visit http://recordingindustry.mtsu.edu. 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.