Abbey Road Studios in 2016
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History Of: Walk To London's Famed Abbey Road Studios With The Beatles
On 3 Abbey Road in London stands a white rectangular building where many magical moments have occurred—Abbey Road Studios. It was founded in 1931 as a classical music recording studio and expanded to jazz and big bands in the '30s and '40s and eventually rock and roll in the '50s. But it was five young men known as the Beatles who'd shake things up in 1962.
The world-renowned studio is a household in large part because of the Beatles—they named their GRAMMY-nominated 1969 album Abbey Road, the one with the famous crosswalk image, a nod to where much of their music was made. Between 1962 and 1970, the GRAMMY-winning rock icons recorded 190 of their 210 songs there, mostly in Studio 2 with GRAMMY-winning producer George Martin.
Watch the latest episode of GRAMMY.com's History Of video series above to learn more about the studio where the Beatles, Pink Floyd, Aretha Franklin, Adele, Radiohead, Sam Smith and many other artists have recorded beloved albums.