3 Hours At Abbey Road Studios Celebrating 60 Years Of James Bond

When British audio company Bowers & Wilkins invited me to celebrate the 60-year legacy of James Bond films, I brushed up on my 007 knowledge and headed to London.

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The Royal Philharmonic performs at Abbey Road Studios as part of The Sound of 007, hosted by British...
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Though it was the Beatles who made Abbey Road famous, the London studio has a long history of hosting musical greats, from “Pomp and Circumstance” composer Edward Elgar — who conducted the London Symphony Orchestra playing his work there in 1931 — to Lady Gaga.

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Many famous film scores, from Raiders of the Lost Ark to Star Wars: Return of the Jedi, have also been recorded at Abbey Road. (Pictured here is Quentin Tarantino with Italian film composer Ennio Morricone during the recording of The Hateful Eight soundtrack.)