10 Most Famous Recording Studios: Can You Guess #1?

Ever wonder where all the magic happens to create that great music in your collection? Much of it was done in these 10 famous recording studios.  Just brick and mortar all of them, but the musical history drips from their walls (at least those of them still around). This article comes to us courtesy top10smusic.com. Check them out for more like this.

10. Sun Studio– Memphis, Tennessee

This studio gem was founded by Sam Philips to serve as home base for his Sun Records label. Sample client list: Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Roy Orbison, U2.

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9. Compass Point Studios, Nassau, Bahamas

Founded in 1969 by Chris Blackwell, who started Island Records and worked with Bob Marley, U2 and others. The studio was closed in 2010 after being active in the 1970s and 80s. Sample clients: AC/DC, David Bowie, Celine Dion, The Police, The Rolling Stones, U2. 

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8. Sunset Sound, Los Angeles, California 

A fixture of the Los Angeles recording scene. Sample Clients: Elton John, Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, The Beach Boys, The Doors, Van Halen.


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7. The Hit Factory Criteria Miami, Miami, Florida

Formerly known as Criteria Studios and founded by Mack Emerman, it was purchased by former New York City studio The Hit Factory in the early 2000s, renovated and renamed. Sample Clients: Bee Gees, Dr. Dre, Eric Clapton, James Brown, Eagles, Fleetwood Mac.

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