5 classic London music studios that no longer exist

1. Olympic Studios Olympic Studios in South-West London was to South London what Abbey Road studios has been to North London. Originally starting out as a theatre, Olympic Studios has played host to the greatest names in rock and pop music. The Rolling Stones recorded their first ever single there in 1963, a cover of…

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5 GREAT GUITAR ALBUMS PT.5

A classic live album For our final album in Guitar Lessons London’s 5 Great Guitar Albums series of blogs, we’ve chosen the classic live album Viva! by the delightful Roxy Music. Released in 1976, Viva! was Roxy Music’s first live album, recorded at three separate venues in Glasgow, Newcastle and London over the course of…

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5 GREAT GUITAR ALBUMS, PT.4

Mature musings from a young woman The fourth album in Guitar Lessons London’s 5 Great Guitar Albums series of blogs is Laura Marling’s stunning 2010 release I Speak Because I Can. Immediately noticeable is the young Marling’s (at the time of release only 20 years old) strong, rich vocals – sometimes roaring, often soft and…

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5 GREAT GUITAR ALBUMS, PT.3

The xx – XX    Part three of Guitar Lessons London’s 5 Great Guitar Albums is an album that was certifiably fresh when released in 2009, taking indie guitar music in a completely new direction and marking the beginning of a successful career for the band, particularly for percussionist, and now famous DJ, Jamie XX. The guitar…

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5 GREAT GUITAR ALBUMS, PT.2

5 GREAT GUITAR ALBUMS, PT.2The War on Drugs – Slave Ambient 1 Old rock for the modern age Next up in Guitar Lessons London’s 5 Great Guitar Albums series is Slave Ambient, the War on Drug’s sophomore album and a highlight of 2011’s releases. A range of guitar sounds and styles permeates the album – strumming,…

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