Electric Lady Studios
Commissioned by Jimi Hendrix, this studio opened on August 26, 1970 - the first one owned by a recording artist. In its history musical legends such as Lou Reed, Led Zeppelin, Madonna, Stevie Wonder, and Patti Smith have recorded here. The building itself has an even longer history; it was built in 1929 when modernist architecture was first starting to become popular. Located in upscale Greenwich Village there is plenty around the studio to do and see including the "Friends" apartment building, Merchant's House Museum, and Union Square.