Jimi Hendrix turned a Greenwich Village club in to a recording studio in 1968. Hendrix created his last ever studio recording at this studio – an instrumental known only as “Slow Blues“. After making the recording, he boarded a flight bound for London to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival and was dead in a few weeks time.
The studio was designed specifically for Hendrix, it had round windows and a machine capable of generating ambient lighting in many different colors. The design was meant to encourage Hendrix’s creativity and at the same time provide a professional atmosphere.
The studio is still going strong with a long history of artists recording here including:
Chuck Berry, Billy Cobham, Curtis Mayfield, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, David Bowie, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Guns N’Roses, Patti Smith, Lou Reed, Van Halen, Kiss, T.Rex, The Talking Heads, Violent Femmes, The Cars, Foreigner, Hall & Oates, Weezer, Prince, Al Green, Dave Matthews Band, Erykah Badu, D’Angelo, Steve Earle, Alice In Chains, The White Stripes, Bjork, Interpol, Arctic Monkeys, The Big Pink, Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, Radiohead, The Pretenders, Rufus Wainwright, The Black Crows, Elvis Presley and Bob Dylan.
Electric Lady Studios
52 West 8th Street
New York, New York 10011