Sir Paul McCartney and Sir Ringo Starr have joined many famous faces as they host the UK premiere of a new documentary about Abbey Road Studios.
Directed by Sir Paul’s daughter Mary, If These Walls Could Sing is billed as “the first feature-length documentary” about the world-famous London location.
The Beatles recorded most of their music at Abbey Road, with their 11th studio album released in 1969 being named after the location.
Disney’s original documentary will explore “the breadth, diversity, and ingenuity” of the studios during its nine decades of operation.
It will also feature “intimate interviews” revealing how “Abbey Road’s artists, producers, composers, engineers and dedicated staff have all found the musical language and community of Abbey Road.” them, while archival footage and live-version recordings provide exclusive access to these renowned private studios.”
Among the special appearances will be Sir Paul, Sir Ringo, Sir Elton John, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, Liam Gallagher, etc.
Sir Paul joined his daughter Stella McCartney at the documentary’s premiere on Monday night as they supported Mary’s project.
Filmmaker and photographer Mary wore a simple black dress with silver beads around her neck while her fashion designer sister Stella opted for a calf-length fawn coat and boots.
Sir Paul, who wore a long black coat over a navy blue shirt and trousers, was accompanied by his wife Nancy Shevell, who wore a black silk shirt and top paired with jeans.
Sir Ringo, wearing a black striped jacket and plain trousers, was also present with his wife Barbara Bach, who wore a red turtleneck sweater and black fitted jacket.
Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm, known as Mel C, singer Sharleen Spiteri and cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason were also among the all-star guests attending the premiere at the London studio.
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Abbey Road Studios in London has been a recording studio since Sir Edward Elgar made a gig there in 1931, and has since welcomed the likes of Radiohead, Amy Winehouse and Adele.
The building, followed by the zebra crossing outside, was given a Grade II rating in 2010.
If These Walls Could Sing will be streaming on Disney+ in the UK on January 6, 2023.
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