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ON THIS DAY IN LONDON
25th May 1905 Born today: Binnie Barnes, London, actress (Adv of Marco Polo, Diamond Jim)
25th May 1878 Gilbert/Sullivans opera HMS Pinafore, premieres in London
The studios where Jimi Hendrix recorded Are You Experienced?
Location: 117 Church Road, Barnes, London, SW13 9HL
Description: The Olympic Studios have been host to some of the greatest recording sessions in history, including albums from The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin.
The building that currently houses the studio was originally constructed in 1906 as a music hall for the Barnes Repertory Company. Various talks, meetings and theatrical performances were staged in the building over the years until the mid 50s when Guild TV purchased the property and converted it to a cinema and entertainment venue. When the lease expired in the sixties it was bought by Cliff Adams and Keith Grant who converted the building into London's quintessential rock studio in 1966.
It's also 5-times winner of Music Weeks Best Recording Studio Award.
The Studios also housed theatre, film and TV work recording numerous episodes of the cult TV series Joe 90. Local boy Tim Rice and Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber recorded Jesus Christ Superstar and Evita here.
The Stones recorded Between The Buttons here, Led Zeppelin recorded I, The Beatles recorded All You Need is Love, Jimi Hendrix recorded Are You Experienced?, Eric Clapton and The Yardbirds recorded their first 3 singles here, Queen recorded The Miracle, Roxy Music Mamouna, Duran Duran Liberty, and Robert Plant Manic Nirvana.
Tagged in this Tour: Jimi Hendrix's London
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