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Spotlight On…Electric Lady Studios, NY


Electric Lady Studios in New York is one of those places that hold a venerable spot in rock and roll legend. Started by Jimmy Hendrix in 1970 after him and his business partner bought a nightclub but decided they needed a studio instead, the studios were designed by well-known architect and acoustician John Storyk and were custom built for Hendrix to foster his creativity. For those of you who aren’t music buffs, you may recall that the film Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist partially took place in Electric Lady.
Jim Hendrix only spent four weeks recording in his studio before his death but since then hundreds of artists have passed through its doors, recording many of rock’s most famous albums such as David Bowie’s Young Americans, AC/DC’s Back in Black, The Cars’ Heartbeat City, Weezer’s Blue Album, and Led Zeppelin III.

Booking a tour of the studio might mean having to pretend you want to record an album there but for those less daring, you can pass by their Greenwich Village location at:
52 West 8th St.
New York, NY
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Accessible by the Path train from from NJ or the B, C, D, E, F, V, A subway lines.
What to Eat Around there:
Gray’s Papaya is nearly on the doorstep of Electric Lady at 8th St and 6th ave, for a quick, cheap eat.
For the something more sophisticated, you just happen to be right around the corner from two of New York’s most famous restaurants, Babbo ((212) 777-0303) at 75 Washington Place and Blue Hill ((212) 539-1776) at 110 Waverly Place. Both will require reservations.

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