The Beatles final album made London's Abbey Road recording studios forever famous. But from their 1931 opening, the studios had exerted a unique appeal for almost everyone who recorded there. The site of George Martin and The Beatles first meeting, Abbey Road would have gone down in history anyway: it is a shrine to the greatest pop group ever. But that is just the most famous of many creative alliances that have been made at the studios in well over half a century. It's all here, and the anecdotes are as good as the music. The authors bring Abbey Road's fascinating history to life for everyone who's ever wondered what goes on behind the graffiti-covered walls. What Paul McCartney calls "the best studio in town" turns out to be full of surprises. It also stands revealed as the magic place we all believed it was. Foreword by Sir Paul McCartney.