Columbia Records

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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 Sounds of Silence” & “Bridge Over Troubled Water
The Byrds recorded their version of Dylan’s “Mr. Tambourine Man” here.

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
The Association
Big Brother and the Holding Company
Blood, Sweat & Tears
The Chambers Brothers
The Coasters
Earth, Wind & Fire
J Geils Band
Isaac Hayes
It’s a Beautiful Day
Janis Joplin
The Kinks
Loggins and Messina
Paul McCartney
The Rascals
Bruce Springsteen
Roger Waters
Edgar Winter
ZZ Top

Columbia Records is currently a subsidiary label of Sony Music Entertainment.

Columbia Records
799 7th Ave
New York NY 10019