Electric Lady Studios is a world-class recording studio located in Greenwich Village in New York. Originally built by Jimi Hendrix and designed by John Storyk, Electric lady has held home to many famous artists such as John Lennon, AC/DC, Bob Dylan, and Van Halen to modern music such as The White Stripes, Rancid, Wolfmother, and U2. Electric Lady Studios has also been home to one of my favorite producers, Eddie Kramer. The original building held a club in the basement in the 1930’s until it got shut down in the late 50’s. Hendrix and his manager (Michal Jeffery) decided to invest in it in 1968 with the intentions of reopening the club. They soon changed their minds and decided to turn it into a recording studio so that Hendrix had an area that suited him as well as being able to avoid the inevitable expenses of studio fees. This studio is a part of music history for many reasons, the first of which is the fact that this was Hendrix’s custom studio. The second reason is very much due to the first. As much of an icon and an idol as Hendrix was to his fans, the same holds true to other musicians. Having the opportunity to record in Hendrix’s studio is something every aspiring musician wishes they could say. Because of this it naturally brought in other artists making the name Electric Lady Studio’s bigger and bigger each time an artist walked through the doors. I personally am a guitar player and a lover of music so I’ve been hearing Jimi Hendrix’s name ever since I can remember. To me, and to the guitar community, he is nothing short of legendary. So I am very much aware and understanding of the hype behind this studio and the history it has brought the music industry. From the stories behind its creation to the people that have been through it, Electric Lady Studios will forever be embedded in music history.
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