A recording console from Abbey Road Studios was just sold for $1.8 Million at auction yesterday. It was used for 12 years at the legendary EMI studio in London and recorded Pink Floyd’s Dark Side Of The Moon along with many other classics.
First reported by Rolling Stone, the console which saw action between 1971 and 1983 is a 16-track, 40-channel TG12345 MK IV which was maintained by producer Mike Hedges over the past 34 years. The buyer’s identity has not been disclosed but they will receive a letter of provenance from former Abbey Road manager Ken Townsend, a history of the console from Engineer Brian Gibson plus manuals and a copy of The Dark Side Of The Moon record.
How much you want to bet the mystery buyer is Dave Grohl?
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