Geoff Emerick?.

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  1. With Pete Ham of Badfinger (seated),
    at the official opening of Apple Studios in London, iirc.

  2. Alex of Bronx says:

    So this was 1971, it looks like Bangla Desh time.

  3. Anonymoustill says:

    RIP Pete Ham. Another talented, passionate artist screwed over by ruthless scumbags.

  4. John says:

    that might be the winner of the Geoff Emerick lookalike contest 1971.

  5. Pete F. says:

    Yes, definitely Bangla Desh period

  6. henry_the_horse says:

    That was when Apple Studios remodellation and design was finally over to start working as and independent state-of-the-art studio. Sadly, Ringo decided to build a filming suite and demolished almost the whole building.

  7. henry_the_horse says:

    Mr. Geoffrey Emerick he is.

  8. henry_the_horse says:

    And that is the wallpaper of the Control Room of Apple Studio. Compare with this photograph of the Control Room.

  9. Lizzie says:

    Wow, henry, I didn’t know that Ringo had demolished almost the whole building: that’s crazy!

  10. henry_the_horse says:

    Verdade, Lizzie. Ringo wanted to build a film scoring suite and dismantled Apple Studios of its equipment, and demolished the ground floor of Apple Corps. The opening of Apple Studios was on the 30th September 1971. This photograph is from that day. Also attending the launch party was Klaus Voorman. This is from Emerick’s book: “In the summer of 1972, just a year after we finally opened the studio, the entire upstairs Apple staff was moved to office premises in St. James Street, where Neil and the other accountants had long been ensconced in order to be as far away from Klein as possible. After all the blood, sweat, and tears we had poured into creating a world-class studio, it was all being torn apart. […] We had spent a huge amount of money building a beautiful echo chamber and that was ripped out, too. The entire Apple operation was thrown into utter chaos, and we were trying to operate a commercial enterprise in a basement that no longer had much of a building above it.

    The ultimate irony was that Ringo‚Äôs folly never got built. After the demolition was completed but before any money could be sunk into the construction, Allen Klein suddenly disappeared from the scene, his management contract having expired at the end of March 1973. […] Without any hesitation, and without any regrets, I went to see George Martin and told him I was ready to take that job at AIR. Malcolm Davies took over running things after I left, but he soon had to shut down the studio for lack of business, and only the disk-cutting room and tape copying room remained. By May 1975, the entire Savile Row operation was completely closed down.”

  11. Kwai Chang says:

    That was truly heartbreaking, henry…
    Thanks, Ringo!
    What the hell?

  12. i’ve wondered if Emerick has burned bridges with the Beatles camp. he was pretty candid about his criticisms of each of the Beatles (even Paul), including Yoko. George in particular got drubbed.

    I’m glad Emerick wrote the book. There are some amazing insights into some of those studio sessions that have never been made light before. On the other hand, some of the inaccuracies in it are a real hoot.

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