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An uncropped version of this photo appears in the first printing of Ray Coleman's "Man Who Made The Beatles" Brian Epstein biography (1989), and the man on the right is apparently Carl Perkins. Possibly confirming the rumors that he was indeed in the studio when the Beatles recorded their versions of his "Matchbox," "Honey Don't" and/or "Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby."
My first thought is the photo was taken at the far end ofNo.2 studio Abbey,and that it is George behind John,about 1965
This pic was taken by Clive Epstein in EMI Studio 2 on 1st June 1964. There's Carl Perkins on the far right. Pic taken by Clive Epstein and published in Ray Coleman's Brian Epstein biography.
George Martin with Brian Epstein at the Beatles’ EMI studio in 1966(sourced from http://www.mcrfb.com/?m=201205&paged=3 whch has an interesting article on the FBI's responding to a persons letter about the song Louie Louie being lewd!)
Looks like Abbey Road studio 2 to me. I could be wrong..
is that not the double doors in studio two abbey road, as for the what are they doing it looks like a normal studio session that Brian has dropped in on (hence where his coat)
Perkins was definitely there. He talked about this visit to EMI to watch them cut these tracks. If I recall he mentioned it to Ringo at the taping of the Carl perkins tribute. And curiously, Ringo didn't seem to recall any of it :-0