NEW YORK: Jimi Hendrix celebrated the opening of his Electric Lady Recording Studios at 52 West 8th Street in NYâ€™s Greenwich Village on August 26, 1970. On Sept. 18th that year the iconic 27-year-old guitarist passed away. In addition to his lasting musical legacy, Hendrix left a studio which continues to this day to produce hits for artists ranging from Dylan, Bowie, Coldplay and The Stones to Patti Smith, U2, Sheryl Crow, The Strokes, Jay-Z and Beyonce.
On August 24th the NY Section of the Audio Engineering Society will host a 40th Anniversary Salute to Electric Lady and the Hendrix legacy. The panel will include: Jimiâ€™s sister, Janie Hendrix, CEO/President, Experience Hendrix; Eddie Kramer, engineer of all Hendrixâ€™s recording sessions; studio architect/acoustician John Storyk who began his career with Electric Lady, and whoâ€™s international Walters-Storyk Design Group has
created over 3,000 studios around the globe; long time Electric Lady engineer Tony Platt (AC/DC, Foreigner), and Grammy-winning engineer Bob Margouleff (Stevie Wonder); Electric Lady Studios Manager, Lee Foster; and Lenny Kaye, Patti Smithâ€™s guitarist, longtime collaborator and longtime Electric Lady client.
AES New York Section Committee Member David Bialik reports, â€œOur goal for this dual event is to honor one of the longest-lived studios in NYCâ€™s history. And, to pay tribute to the indelible mark its founder has left on contemporary music.
Photo 1 John Storyk (left) and Eddie Kramer in the original Electric Lady Studio
The Audio Engineering Society was formed in 1948 by a group of concerned audio engineers. The AES counts over 14,000 members throughout the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Japan and the Far East. The organization serves as the pivotal force in the exchange and dissemination of technical information for the industry. For additional information visit http://www.aes.org