[26-Sep-2019 Abbey Road Studios, Westminster, UK ]
Time for something crazy. Went to London to attend a two hour event. Okay, it was in Abbey Road Studios to listen to The Beatles’ Abbey Road album – with wine and food on @6th of September, one day before the international release of the remastered album (vinyl records and CDs). Thanks to Hilton Honors for throwing this gala event. It was inside Abbey Road Studios. No pictures in the hallways! But we were allowed to take pictures in the mythic Studio 2 – where The Beatles recorded about 90% of all of their songs.
Abbey Road Studios – Studio Two Control Room
so I took a ton of pictures. Oh, and I thought I was crazy. No. I met Jane at the studios – she came in from Siberia – traveling 4 days on the trans-Siberian railroad to Moscow, then flew in from there just to be at Abbey Road one day on the 26th of September! Now, that is insane dedication to The Beatles!
Jane being interviewed by NHK (Japan’s Public Broadcasting TV station)
After the Abbey Road experience, I heard Paul and Ringo were going to show up so I stayed a bit. A “bit” equals over 5 hours! Got pictures of Peter Jackson (director of “The Lord of The Rings, etc), and then Ringo and then Paul!
Ringo Starr at Abbey Road Studios (sorry it’s fuzzy)
Paul McCartney at Abbey Road Studios
So, please go see all of the pictures! The images chronicles the whole trip from the plane, hotel, visiting Platform 9 3/4 at Kings Cross to the whole Abbey Road experience. Click on the picture below or on the link to see them all!
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As you all know, I recently won the Hilton Honors/Live Nation auction for the recording session, lunch, rehearsal and performance of David Duchovny and his band. I arrived on Thursday and checked into the Hilton Nashville Downtown. Later that day, I went out onto Broadway and checked out various bars and restaurants up and down the road.
Friday was an early start. I went to Blackbird Studio to meet up with the Hilton Honors and Live Nation crew. There were five of us that were the winners of the auction. We got wired up with mics and got set to be videotaped for the whole day with David Duchovny. As soon as I get the video, I will share it with all of you here.
First, we were greeted by the band (they are totally friendly and cool), then by David. Next, we went into the recording studio where we all enjoyed a great moment watching him recording a single. Next, we had catered lunch and the five of us chatted with David Duchovny. He was really cool. After lunch, the five winners from Hilton Honors got interviewed for the video. Finally that day, we went over to the performance venue and watched David and his band rehearse.
The following day, we went to the performance along with a sold-out crowd at the Analog Room in the Hutton Hotel, a few minutes away by car from the Hilton Hotel. 🙂 Here are a bunch of pics from the weekend experience (click on the pictures or in the link below to see more):