IN THE NEWS
I NEED A...
Number of Locations:
Top 10 London Landmarks: Silver»
Top 10 London Landmarks: Gold»
A Clockwork Tour»
Jack The Ripper London Tour»
The Krays in London»
Monty Python Tour of London»
The Ultimate Beatles Tour»
The Banksy London Tour»
CREATE YOUR OWN TOUR»
Keith's 1st Studio Experience
This was the first studio that Keith Richards set foot in
Location: 35 Portland Place, W1B
Description: The IBC Recording Studios (IBC: International Broadcasting Company) were once located here.
After the Second World War it was the address of the leading independent studio in London and the British Isles. In the 1960/70s the studios become internationally famous after being used by some of the biggest recording artists in the world.
In the late 1970s, Chas Chandler bought the studios and renamed them Portland Recording Studios. The address was also home to George Peckham's cutting rooms (Porky Prime Cuts) and Radiotracks Studios, a company specialising in recording and producing radio commercials. It was later bought by Don Arden and was run by his son David Arden.
And it was also the first studio that Keith Richards ever set foot in! It was through a friend Glynn Johns who happened to be an engineer there and wangled Keith and the Stones some time.
Tagged in this Tour: Keith Richards London
Keith Richards 1st Steel String
Keith's first Hofner guitar was bought in this very shop
The Pixies at the East Hill», 4.6km
Electric Avenue», 4.2km
Vera Lynn was born here», 8.1km
Keith Richards lived Here», 16.km
Albarn, Coxon, James & Rowntree», 5.7km
David Essex grew up here», 6.5km
The Original Mean Fiddler», 4.5km
Paul McCartney's Busking», 0.9km
David Bowie's Secondary School», 13.km
The Clash Debut Cover Photo», 1.5km