Electric Lady Studios, at 52 West 8th Street, in New York City's Greenwich Village, is a recording studio originally built by Jimi Hendrix and designed by John Storyk in 1970. The City of New York Greenwich Village (ˌgrɛnɪtʃ ˈvɪlɪdʒ often simply called the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern Manhattan A recording studio is a facility for sound recording. Ideally the space is specially designed by an acoustician to achieve the desired acoustic properties (sound James Marshall Hendrix (born Johnny Allen Hendrix) (November 27 1942 – September 18 1970 was an American Guitarist, Singer and Songwriter John Storyk is principal/designer for WSDG (Walters-Storyk Design Group a Highland NY-based acoustic design firm Hendrix was the first major music artist to own his own recording studio. A variety of artists have recorded music there, including Billy Cobham, Curtis Mayfield, Carly Simon, Peter Frampton, David Bowie, Christina Aguilera, Bad Religion, Stevie Wonder, AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, John Lennon, Billy Joel, The Clash, Frank Zappa, The Rolling Stones, Guns N' Roses (Chinese Democracy Sessions), Patti Smith, Kiss, Weezer, Interpol, Ryan Adams, Steve Earle, Al Green, the Dave Matthews Band, Monster Magnet,Deee Lite , Rancid, D'Angelo and Common (as well as the majority of the Soulquarians). William C Cobham (born May 16 1944 in Panama) is a Panamanian American Jazz Drummer, Composer and Bandleader Curtis Lee Mayfield ( June 3, 1942 – December 26, 1999) was an American soul, R&B, and Funk Carly Elisabeth Simon (born June 25 1945 is an Oscar, Golden Globe and two time Grammy Award -winning American Singer-songwriter, Peter Kenneth Frampton (born 22 April 1950 in Beckenham, Kent) is an English Musician, best known today for his solo David Bowie (ˈboʊiː born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947 is an English Musician, actor producer, and arranger. Christina María Aguilera (born December 18 1980 is an American pop / R&B Singer and Songwriter. Bad Religion is an American Punk rock band founded in Southern California in 1980 by Jay Bentley (bass Greg Graffin (vocals Brett Stevie Wonder (born Stevland Hardaway Judkins on May 13 1950 name later changed to Stevland Hardaway Morris) is an AC/DC are an Australian Hard rock band formed in Sydney, Australia in 1973 by brothers Angus and Malcolm Young. Led Zeppelin were John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (born William Martin Joel (born May 9 1949 is an American Pianist and Singer-songwriter. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were Frank Vincent Zappa (December 21 1940 – December 4 1993 was an American Composer, Electric guitarist Record producer and Film director Guns N' Roses is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985 Patricia Lee Smith ( born December 30 1946 is an American Singer-songwriter and poet Kiss (also typeset as KISS) is an American rock band formed in New York City in December 1972 Weezer (ˈwizɚ is an American Alternative rock band from Los Angeles California formed in 1992 Interpol is an American Alternative rock band formed in 1997 in New York City. David Ryan Adams (born November 5, 1974) is an American alt-country / rock Singer-songwriter from Jacksonville Stephen 'Steve' Fain Earle (ɝl is an American Singer-songwriter, well known for his rock and Country music, as well as his political views Albert Greene (born April 13 1946 better known as Al Green, is an American gospel and Soul music singer who received great acclaim in Dave Matthews Band (also known by the initials DMB) is a United States -based rock band originally formed in Charlottesville, Virginia Monster Magnet is an American Hard rock band Hailing from Red Bank, New Jersey, the group was founded by Dave Wyndorf (vocals Deee-Lite was a House and Club/Dance group formed in New York City. Rancid is a punk band formed in 1991 in Albany California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong. Michael Eugene Archer (born February 11, 1974) better known by his Stage name D'Angelo, is a Grammy Award winning African Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr (born March 13 1972) better known by his Stage name Common (and previously known as Common Sense) is an The Soulquarians was a Neo soul -informed hip hop Musical collective with members from Philadelphia, New York, Detroit,
In 1968, Hendrix and his manager Michael Jeffery had invested jointly in the purchase of the Generation Club in Greenwich Village. Greenwich Village (ˌgrɛnɪtʃ ˈvɪlɪdʒ often simply called the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern Manhattan Their initial plans to reopen the club were scrapped when the pair decided that the investment would serve them much better as a recording studio. The studio fees for the lengthy Electric Ladyland sessions were astronomical, and Jimi was constantly in search of a recording environment that suited him. Electric Ladyland is the third and final album by The Jimi Hendrix Experience, released on October 16, 1968 on Reprise Records (see
Construction of the studio took nearly double the amount of time and money as planned: permits were delayed numerous times, the site flooded due to heavy rains during demolition, and sump pumps had to be installed (then soundproofed) after it was determined that the building sat on the tributary of an underground river. A six-figure loan from Warner Brothers was required to save the project. Warner Bros Entertainment Inc (or Warner Bros, Warner Bros Pictures) is one of the world's largest producers of Film and
Designed by architect and acoustician John Storyk, the studio was made specifically for Hendrix, with round windows and a machine capable of generating ambient lighting in a myriad of colors. An architect is a licensed individual who leads a design team in the Planning and Design of buildings and participates in oversight of Building Construction Acoustics is the interdisciplinary science that deals with the study of Sound, Ultrasound and Infrasound (all mechanical waves in gases liquids and solids John Storyk is principal/designer for WSDG (Walters-Storyk Design Group a Highland NY-based acoustic design firm It was designed to have a relaxing feel to encourage Jimi's creativity, but at the same time provide a professional recording atmosphere. Engineer Eddie Kramer upheld this by refusing to allow any drug use during session work. Eddie Kramer (born 1941 in Cape Town, South Africa) is an Audio engineer and producer who has worked with Led Zeppelin, Triumph Artist Lance Jost painted the studio in a psychedelic space theme. 
Hendrix spent only four weeks recording in Electric Lady, most of which took place while the final phases of construction were still ongoing. An opening party was held on August 26, 1970 and the following day Hendrix created his last ever studio recording: a cool and tranquil instrumental known only as "Slow Blues". Events 1071 - Battle of Manzikert: The Seljuk Turks defeat the Byzantine Army at Manzikert. He then boarded an Air India flight for London to perform at the Isle of Wight Festival, and died less than three weeks later. Air India Limited ( एअर इंडिया) is the national Airline of India with a worldwide network of passenger and cargo services The 1970 Isle of Wight Festival was held on August 26 - 31, 1970.