To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Abbey Road, Beatles historian Kevin Howlett wrote and produced two documentaries that went deep into the creation of the last album the group recorded together. Interviews with John, Paul, George, and Ringo offer up surprises and reveal details for Beatles fans old and new across Sirius XM’s Beatles Channel in America and BBC Radio 2 Beatles station in the UK.
In this edition of Content POV, Grand Award winner for Abbey Road Phase One and Two Kevin Howlett expresses his gratitude to The Fab Four and their creativity.
“It is such an honor to have Abbey Road Phase One and Two recognized in this way by an international grand jury of very talented radio people.”.
Through many years of producing programs, my goal has always been to move the listener by blending great music with inspiring speech. Well, there was undoubtedly great music to feature in this series. I was telling the story of how The Beatles created Abbey Road – the last album they recorded together – and in assessing its powerful legacy. And I am so grateful to my interviewees, whose eloquence enhanced the shows. Furthermore, I was privileged to be given exclusive access to archive material controlled by The Beatles’ company Apple Corps and to have Hamish Patel, the star of last year’s hit movie Yesterday, read my script beautifully.
I’m delighted listeners have enjoyed these documentaries. It was such a joy to make them. Thank you NYF for promoting radio – the most intimate of all media. Thank you, Grand Jury members. Thank you, Sirius XM and the BBC. Thank you, Beatles!”
- Kevin Howlett, Kevin Howlett Media Productions