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NEW YORK: Over forty years have passed since the last live Beatles recording session, but interest in their unprecedented creative innovations has never flagged.
On Wednesday, December 3rd from 6:30 to 8:00PM, the AES New York Section will host a special presentation by Recording The Beatles authors Kevin Ryan and Brian Kehew at the Ed Sullivan Theater, Broadway and 53rd Street.

Combing through their massive 500 page landmark book, Ryan and Kehew will provide attendees with extensively researched details into the techniques and technology used by the engineers, producers and artists responsible for one of the most compelling musical legacies of all time. Their presentation will include rare photos of the studios and equipment from Abbey Road in the 1960’s.

AES NY Section Chairman Joel Spector and Chairman Emeritus Noah Simon report
the event is co-produced and will be moderated by Malcolm Addey, an accomplished recording engineer who started at Abbey Road and was EMI’s most prolific hit-making engineer at the time the Beatles arrived. “The historical nature of this program is underscored by the fact that The Beatles made their American television debut from the very stage where Ryan and Kehew will be delivering their presentation. This will be a very special night, and will also serve as the culmination of the AES 60th Anniversary Year. We are indebted to Committee member David Bialik and to CBS TV for making the Ed Sullivan Theater available for this event,� Spector and Simon remarked.

AES members and professional audio students may RSVP for the Recording The Beatles event by sending an e-mail to [email protected] . There is no charge for admission, but seating is limited. The event is partially funded by the generous contributions of Sennheiser, API, Dale Pro Audio, Tekserve and SSL, and is co-sponsored by the AES Boston Section which is hosting a similar presentation on December 2.


Currently celebrating its 60th anniversary, The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit