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Jimi Hendrix's "Dream" on 8th Street

Rolling Stone recently featured 8th Street and Jimi Hendrix’s Electric Lady Studios in its fascinating depiction of his love affair with the Greenwich Village cultural hub and the final days of his storied music career.

The online article reads:

“On the evening of August 26th, 1970, Jimi Hendrix walked through the street-level door at 52 West 8th Street in New York's Greenwich Village into paradise. Electric Lady Studios was the guitarist's own state-of-the-art recording facility, and he had personally supervised many of its psychedelic details, like the mural of an elfin woman at the console of a spaceship. Tonight was the official opening party. Guests including guitarist Johnny Winter, Yoko Ono and Fleetwood Mac drummer Mick Fleetwood enjoyed Japanese food in Studio A, where Hendrix usually had stacks of amplifiers.”

The studio where subsequent music legends like Stevie Wonder and Black Sabbath went to record was described by studio architect John Storyk as a “dream” for Hendrix.

Come by 8th Street soon, if only to say you've been.

Jimi Hendrix's "Dream" on 8th Street


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