Mary McCartney is to direct a documentary on Abbey Road Studios, it has been announced.
If These Walls Could Sing is to be released to coincide with the studio’s 90th anniversary celebrations, which will begin in November 2021.
The documentary is to offer a behind-the-scenes look at the studio and explore its history, and is being made by Mercury Studios, the media production division of Universal Music Group. It is produced by John Battsek and directed by photographer and filmmaker Mary McCartney, the daughter of Paul and Linda McCartney.
We are thrilled to announce @JBattsek and Ventureland's first project with us! The feature documentary directed by Mary McCartney, 'If These Walls Could Sing,' tells the legendary story of @AbbeyRoad Studios. To find out more visit https://t.co/BYDWFAUdVL
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— Mercury Studios (@mercurystudios) January 12, 2021
Some of my earliest memories as a young child come from time spent at Abbey Road. I’ve long wanted to tell the story of this historic place, and I couldn’t be collaborating with a better team than John and Mercury Studios to make this creative ambition a reality.
Originally known as EMI Studios, Abbey Road Studios opened in 1931 in St John’s Wood, London. Originally used for classical recordings, it was made world famous by The Beatles, who made the vast majority of their recordings there, and named their 1969 album Abbey Road after the location.
Also on this day...
- 2010: Cast list announced for Robert Zemeckis’ Yellow Submarine remake
- 2010: Album release: Y Not by Ringo Starr
- 1981: US single release: Woman by John Lennon
- 1969: The Beatles meet at Ringo Starr’s house
- 1968: Recording: The Inner Light, Wonderwall Music
- 1967: Recording, mixing: Penny Lane
- 1967: Joe Orton is asked to write a film script for The Beatles
- 1966: John Lennon and Ringo Starr holiday in Trinidad
- 1965: Live: Another Beatles Christmas Show
- 1964: Sunday Night At The London Palladium
- 1963: Live: Invicta Ballroom, Chatham
- 1962: Live: Tower Ballroom, New Brighton, Wallasey
- 1962: Live: Cavern Club, Liverpool (evening)
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