Radiohead Producer Nigel Godrich Shares Abbey Road Studios Rejection Letter
Published Mar 16, 2017Radiohead producer Nigel Godrich is now known to many as the "sixth member" of the iconic English rock group, but before he got involved with the group, Godrich sought employment with Abbey Road Studios in London. As it happened, he was turned down for the job.
Taking to Twitter this afternoon (March 16), Godrich shared a photo of the rejection letter from the studio sent to him in 1990. As the son of a BBC sound supervisor, Godrich revealed that "back at that time I wrote about 100 letters asking for a job — because that's how many studios there were in London!"
Godrich has produced eight of Radiohead's full-length albums, starting with 1995's The Bends. He has also leant his studio talents to work by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beck, Pavement, Air and more. He's at the helm of Roger Waters' upcoming solo LP Is This the Life We Really Want? as well.
Find Godrich's tweets below.
My Abbey Road rejection letter.. pic.twitter.com/GfthjkcTdv— nigel godrich (@nigelgod) March 16, 2017
Ha! Actually back at that time I wrote about 100 letters asking for a job - because that's how many studios there were in London!— nigel godrich (@nigelgod) March 16, 2017