Ken Scott, one of the five main recording engineers of The Beatles (Magical Mystery Tour and The White Album), was a special invited guest this weekend at the 36th Annual Fest for Beatles Fans held at The Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Rosemont, Illinois. The legendary engineer shared an exclusive Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust: The Talk, a unique story-telling event about his time working with The Beatles. The event also included a very special never-before-heard breakdown of a classic Beatles-related song.
Special signing opportunities of his new book Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust (Alfred Music Publishing) were scheduled throughout the three-day festival. The memoir, co-written with highly esteemed engineer/producer, pro audio authority, and author, Bobby Owsinski, chronicles Ken’s amazing career working with The Fab Four and other iconic recording artists in music history, including David Bowie, Elton John, Pink Floyd, Jeff Beck, Lou Reed, and many others.
Here is what Beatle authorities are saying about Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust:
“In reading through the chapters there is an attention to detail that shows that stories are not simply relayed as remembered but that there was also research done to match them up with the history — A must read for Beatles fans and those interested in music production.” –lifeofthebeatles.blogspot.com
“Ken Scott’s story takes you behind-the-scenes of legendary recording sessions. Unlike most hit producers/engineers, his career spans many decades, and the albums he recorded are often considered the artists’ greatest work. Throughout the book, several of these artists chime in, adding perspective and credibility rarely found in autobiographies. A great read for music fans and studio types.” –Brian Kehew and Kevin Ryan, authors of Recording the Beatles
The Beatles Fest, the original and longest running Beatles celebration since 1974, offers fest goers to meet special guests who were a part of The Beatles story. This year’s festival commemorates the Beatles 50th anniversary of inception. Other distinguished guests included notable professionals Freda Kelly (Beatles Fan Club Secretary from 1962 – 72), Tom Scott (horn player for George and Ringo), Rob Shanahan (Ringo’s personal photographer), Liverpool (the world’s finest Beatles tribute band), and many others.
Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust is now available for $24.99 at major book stores or music retail stores and at alfred.com/abbeytoziggy. The memoir is also available digitally for iBook, Kindle, and Nook readers.
Co-authors of the book, Ken Scott and Bobby Owsinski, are available for interview. Press kit is available upon request. Learn more and watch the book trailer at alfred.com/abbeytoziggy.
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