Tag: Electric Lady Studios

Woodstock: Three Days of Peace, Music, and Greenwich Villagers

On a farm far from the city on August 15, 1969, the Woodstock music festival entered into history and helped define a generation. The “Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music” was held at Max Yasgur’s dairy farm which …

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The Hallowed Music Halls of the Greenwich Village Historic District

This is one in a series of posts marking the 50th anniversary of the designation of the Greenwich Village Historic District.  Check out our year-long activities and celebrations at gvshp.org/GVHD50.  Music is an integral part of the cultural legacy and impact of our neighborhoods! …

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The Bygone Days of a Cowboy Club in Greenwich Village

I found this cool photo in the archives of Fred McDarrah’s work and the neon sign for “The Village Barn” immediately caught my eye. I had no idea what this place was and, intrigued, I of course, consulted Facebook. Turns …

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Remembering Jimi Hendrix

Who doesn’t know the opening notes? Who can’t recognize the wild, seething energy behind them? Who hasn’t seen his face, wavering with smoke and mystery? We heard him at concerts and celebrations all over the world. We watched and heard …

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This is Radio Clash

On November 20, 1981, The Clash’s genre-defying record ‘This Is Radio Clash’ was released. The band’s last stand-alone single, it presaged not only the direction the band would go in years to come, but also the direction of much of …

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Very Superstitious…

On October 28, 1972, Stevie Wonder released his album, Talking Book recorded at Electric Lady Studios at 52 West 8th Street. Rolling Stone Magazine’s review of the album at the time described “…the laid back funk of the vocals resting …

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David Bowie’s ‘Fame’ Released July 25, 1975

David Bowie’s plastic soul-funk hit “Fame,” his first (and one of only two) American number one singles and a biting cautionary tale about success and excess in the entertainment business, was released on July 25th, 1975.  The song is considered a classic …

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Happy Birthday Combat Rock and Joey Ramone

We have two great birthdays in the world of punk to mark.  The two celebrants straddle the East and West Village, and both sides of the Atlantic.

Led Zeppelin’s Physical Graffiti — East Meets West (Village, that is)

On February 24th, 1975, Led Zeppelin’s double studio album Physical Graffiti was unleashed upon the world.  The band’s second most commercially successful album, it went sixteen times platinum in the United States, and spawned such classics as Trampled Under Foot, …

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Dec. 13, 1975: Patti Smith’s ‘Horses’ Released; World Never Same Again

On December 13, 1975, Patti Smith’s album ‘Horses’ was released. Simply put, music was never the same again.

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