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From Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust with Ken Scott

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James Graham Lecture Theatre B, Leeds Beckett University, Headingley Campus, LS16 5LF

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Leeds Beckett University has recently appointed Ken Scott, the legendary engineer for The Beatles and producer of David Bowie, as a Visiting Senior Lecturer in the School of Film, Music and Performing Arts. In this event he will be sharing his expertise with guests based on his bestselling book From Abbey Road to Ziggy Stardust.

With 50 years’ experience, Ken brings with him a reputation as one of the best in the recording industry. Beginning at age 16 working in the tape library at Abbey Road studios, Ken worked his way up to the position of assistant engineer in a short space of time, where his first session was on side two of the Beatles’ ‘A Hard Day’s Night’ and eventually took over the helm as recording engineer on ‘Magical Mystery Tour’ and the ‘White’ album.

He has worked with a host of other big names in popular music, including Jeff Beck, Pink Floyd, the Hollies, Procol Harum and many more, before moving to independent studio, Trident. For his work at Trident he received three Grammy nominations for best engineered pop album, a Clio Award for ‘I’d like to buy the world a Coke’, and millions of record sales with artists such as Elton John, George Harrison, Harry Nilsson and America.

Ken’s move into music production led him to have more artistic involvement in his work, leading to millions of sales and more Grammy nominations for artists like David Bowie and Supertramp, before he became manager for the band of Frank Zappa alumni Missing Persons.

Ken went on to receive more gold and platinum awards from around the world with acts such as Level 42 and Duran Duran, as well as his work with George Harrison and the George Harrison Estate.

For further information on this event please contact Steve Parker S.L.Parker@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.

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