You can toss out all of your so-called Beatle memoirs because now a true insider has finally given us the real inside story. Former Abbey Road engineer Ken Scott has just published his memoir, From Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust
, which chronicles his studio work with The Beatles
, Elton John, Jeff Beck, Supertramp, Lou Reed, and David Bowie among many others.
It's a fascinating story of a kid who started out as a 16-year old tape machine operator whose first big break came mixing "I Am The Walrus,
" which The Beatles recorded just after the death of manager Brian Epstein. From there, Scott's story picks up steam and never stops with tales of sessions from The Beatles (White Album)
, Ziggy Stardust
, Jeff Beck's Truth,
classic Elton John, and Lou Reed's "Walk on the Wild Side." And best of all, Scott is a fine storyteller with loads of good, practical advice for musicians who record their own music in studios big and small. It's a must for Epiphone fans. Don't miss it.