Beatles 2nd Engineer Richard Langham to speak at Beatles Symposium at U of Penn

Richard Langham, who worked with the Beatles during the 13 hour recording of their Please Please Me LP, will be speaking at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia this weekend.
Richard Langham with The Beatles at EMI in 1963
Richard Langham with The Beatles at EMI in 1963
PHILADELPHIA - Feb. 25, 2014 - PRLog -- David McKnight, Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library at the University of Pennsylvania, is pleased to announce that EMI recording engineer - Richard Langham will be appearing at the Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatle in Text and Image symposium this weekend at the university.

Mr. Langham will be signing books alongside Beatles author and expert Jude Southerland Kessler at the symposium’s opening reception on Thursday, February 27th.  (Richard worked very closely with Ms. Kessler as a consultant during the writing of her latest book, She Loves You.)  He will also be speaking and doing a Q&A on Saturday, March 1st at 2:30 pm.

Richard Langham worked as the Second Engineer at EMI (Abbey Road) studios during the Beatles recording of: Please Please Me LP, From Me to You, and With the Beatles LP.  During his time at EMI studios, Mr. Langham also worked with Cliff Richard, The Shadows, Rosemary Squires, Paul McCartney, Judy Garland, Marlene Dietrich, Noel Coward, Shirley Bassey, Ella Fitzgerald, Sir Malcolm Sargent, Riccardo Muti, and many others.

Today, Richard travels the world as the Managing Director of Jupiter Soaps LTD, London.

Anyone wanting to attend the symposium can register online in advance or at the door on the day of the event.  For more information or to register for University of Pennsylvania’s Tomorrow Never Knows: The Beatles in Text and Image, go to:

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