Former Location –
Columbia Records was known to have some of the best sound recording studios, including one of their earliest, “Studio A” located on 7th Ave.
Among other classics recorded at Columbia:
Bob Dylan recorded “Like A Rolling Stone” here in 1965
Simon & Garfunkel recorded “The Sound of Silence” and “Bridge Over Troubled Water”
The Byrds recorded their version of Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man”.
In addition to the 7th Avenue studio, Columbia Records had studios at 207 East 30th Street (“Studio C” and “Studio D”) and 49 East 52nd Street (“Studio B” and “Studio E”).
Artists that have recorded on Columbia read like a who’s who of rock music history and include:
Alice in Chains
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Blood, Sweat & Tears
The Chambers Brothers
Earth, Wind & Fire
J Geils Band
It’s a Beautiful Day
Loggins and Messina
Columbia Records is currently a subsidiary label of Sony Music Entertainment.
799 7th Ave
New York NY 10019